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.

Dan Mangan’s Dahlias!

A burst of colors – Enjoy Dan Mangan’s photo of his Dahlias!

Lucy Banks, Contributing Photographer

Enjoy this lovely photo of our new Contributing Photographer, Lucy Banks!

David Coblitz, Contributing Photographer

Many thanks to David Coblitz, our new Contributing Photographer, for donating this lovely photo to Healing Photo Art!

Our Photos in Tanzania

“Arts In Medicine project Tanzania Director, Dr. Anicetus Cristian had the privilege of speaking at Transcultural Mental Health Conference held at Dodoma, Tanzania. ‘It is through art the silence is broken, dialogue is opened and discussion is carried to help reduce stigma in mental healthcare.’ He also displayed healing photos donated by Healing Photo Art.” For […]

Stan Strembicki, Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Healing Photo Art’s Board Member, Stan Strembicki, on his art show at the Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. Stan is also Professor of Art at Washington University in St. Louis.     Learn more about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals.

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