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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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Rebecca Lin, Contributing Photographer

May 26th, 2020|

P456 Rebecca Lin, Massachusetts USA

Rebecca Lin, Massachusetts USA (P456)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Rebecca Lin, from Maryland! Rebecca comments, “I am honored to contribute to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. The staff are compassionate, and the mission is incredibly heartwarming. By being a part of this organization, I know that my photography will make a positive difference in people’s lives.” 

Yasmin Schepens, Contributing Photographer

May 1st, 2020|

P455 Yasmin Schepens, British Columbia, Canada

Yasmin Schepens, British Columbia, Canada (P455)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, Yasmin Schepens, from Vancouver, Canada for this lovely photo! Yasmin comments, “Nature has always helped me heal faster. It is just the way nature works. It is miraculous.  When some people are not able to go out in nature anymore it is so important for them to still be able to experience the effect nature has on human beings.  Photographs are an excellent way to evoke that same feeling even if you have to stay inside. Bringing the outside in, is an amazing way to deal with depression and it calms the mind.  I am a believer in what Healing Photo Art accomplishes and that’s why I have also donated one of my photos.  It is a wonderful initiative that was created out of love and that’s why it is so powerful and true. Thank you Elaine! 

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