Placing Healing Art Where It’s Needed Most

Nature images can help heal the soul, which in turn helps heal the body.

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.

Susan Taylor, Contributing Photographer

We are thankful for our 223 Contributing Photographers who have donated one photo each to the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals! Enjoy this beautiful photo of Susan Taylor from California!

Welcome Nat Coalson, photographer

Enjoy this beautiful photo of a rainbow captured in Colorado. This photo has been donated to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals by our Contributing Photographer, Nat Coalson! This photo is one of many in our hospital photo art gallery that can be displayed in hospitals worldwide. Learn more about our Contributing Photographer Program.

Art Donors Giving to Hospitals

More Art Donors Giving Works to Hospitals and Nursing Homes…  A growing number of art collectors are eschewing museums in weighing gifts and bequests, choosing instead to donate works to non-art-focused institutions such as hospitals, libraries, retirement centers, and nursing homes, The Wall Street Journal writes. Medical centers in particular have become favored destinations, with some hospitals […]

Photo Project in Montenegro!

Our photos are now in Montenegro, at the Kotor Psychiatric Hospital. Many thanks to Biljana Kocanovic for coordinating this project and to Stan Strembicki and Elaine Poggi for their photos. Learn more about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals.

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