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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.

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Larisa Crockett, Contributing Photographer

August 13th, 2022|

P531 Larisa Crockett, Meteora, Greece

Larisa Crockett, Meteora, Greece (P531)

Thank you, Larisa Crockett, for your amazing photo taken in Greece!

Larisa comments, “When a photograph is taken it’s meant to be viewed by others. Isn’t that wonderful when it’s displayed in the facilities like hospitals where a lot of people are in need of beautiful thoughts and feelings that can be arisen by the art with a great benefit for mind and spirit. Visual art has a positive psychological effect on the brain and like many scientific studies show they help in healing and are equally beneficial to those who are healthy. I am very happy to find the Foundation and contribute into this noble cause.”

Sandra Jordan, Contributing Photographer

June 27th, 2022|

P530 Sandra Jordan, Ersfjordbotn, Norway

Sandra Jordan, Ersfjordbotn, Norway (P530)

Enjoy this amazing photo taken in Norway by our new Contributing Photographer Sandra Jordan!

Sandra comments, “I have always believed that photography can play a great role in enhancing environments to create a positive healing space so was thrilled when I came across the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. I contacted Elaine and she responded very quickly and chose this Aurora photo I took in the Arctic. It was an extremely easy process and I am very happy to be working with the Foundation. It’s a lovely feeling to know that my work may be of benefit to someone when going through a difficult time. I can’t wait to see where my photo ends up.”

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