Humanizing Hospitals Through Healing Photo Art
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 empty 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.
Julia Robak , Contributing Photographer
Welcome to Julia Robak, our new Contributing Photographer!
Julia comments, “I found the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals while searching for meaningful ways to share my photography and was immediately impressed! I contacted Elaine and she was very kind and helpful, and extremely quick to respond. My career has me working inside the walls of a hospital and I grew up volunteering in one as well so I know that the institutional feeling inside these places can be less than comforting. I am glad to be able to contribute art to this cause and hopefully bring someone a bit of peace during a difficult time.”
Sarah Kohrs, Contributing Photographer
Many thanks to Sarah Kohrs, our new Contributing Photographer!
Sarah comments, “Art has a cathartic impact on those that make it and those that view. The mission of Healing Photo Art aligns with so many aspects of the creative arts that I hold dear: from encouraging others to fostering an appreciation for nature. I’m grateful to have an outlet for my photographic art that promotes positive connection and inspiring impact. Thanks, Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals!”