Placing Healing Art Where It’s Needed Most
White, cold, sterile walls exemplify the traditional hospital setting, where stress, pain, fear and loneliness abound. Staring at these walls is boring and depressing. The mood changes when our beautiful nature photos are placed on the walls, providing color, comfort, and hope to patients, caregivers, and loved ones.
The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals was established in the USA in 2002 by photographer Elaine Poggi, who turned her personal tragedy of the loss of her mother into a worldwide campaign to bring photos of nature to hospitals.
Offering an extensive portfolio of nature photos ranging from tropical beaches to Japanese cherry blossoms to the Tuscan hills, donated by Elaine and other photographers from all corners of the world, the nonprofit Foundation seeks funding to cover printing, framing, and shipping expenses so that the cost to hospitals is minimal or none at all.
October 26, 2013 1 Comment
Today I delivered 50 photos to Don Gnocchi Hospital in Florence, shipped 40 photos to hospitals in Texas, 57 photos to hospitals in Virginia, 12 photos to a hospital in Missouri, and 26 photos to be framed for a hospital in Minnesota… Did I mention that last week I shipped out another 76 photos to […]
October 17, 2013 Leave a Comment
Art and science coincided in a spectacular way in one of the most beautiful settings in the world – San Donato in Poggio, in the heart of Tuscany at the first edition of the Chianti Star Festival where Elaine Poggi presented the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals! Learn more about our hospital art organization.
October 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
Many thanks to Rick Holton from St. Louis, Missouri, for donating his lovely summer photo of Harbor Springs, Michigan to the Foundation! Learn more about our contributing photographers.
September 23, 2013 Leave a Comment
Inauguration of our largest project so far – 250 photos to the new Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, Italy, sponsored by the Associazione Oncologica Bergamasca!