Humanizing Hospitals Through Healing Photo Art

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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.


Paul Ferro, Contributing Photographer

November 23rd, 2021|

P507 Paul Ferro, New Jersey USA

Paul Ferro, New Jersey USA (P507)

Enjoy this lovely reflection photo by our new Contributing Photographer Paul Ferro from New Jersey!  Paul writes, “I was led to the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals from a visit to an urgent care facility. There was a picture of the hills of Tuscany in the room I was in and it was a soothing image to me and provided comfort when I was in distress. I decided to look up the artist and that led me to Elaine and the foundation. What a great idea I thought and it inspired me to share some of my own photos one of which was selected to become part of the collection. Elaine was very supportive and helpful throughout the submission process! I am going to spread the word about the foundation to family and friends. It truly is a worthy and wonderful cause. Thank you!”

Minh Phan, Contributing Photographer

November 22nd, 2021|

P505 Minh Phan, Minnesota USA

Minh Phan, Minnesota USA (P505)

Many thanks to Minh Phan for donating his lovely photo to the Foundation! Minh comments, “I have been an intern for the Foundation from the University of Minnesota Duluth this past semester. It has been a great experience. I have contributed my photo that I took at the Gooseberry Falls to the Foundation. I’m happy to know that my photo was donated to facilities in Nepal and India. I worked with the Founder of this Foundation, and it was very inspiring.”

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