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.

World Photography Day – August 19

Every now and then I’m in the right place at the right time!  Sunrise over the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, with God’s heart… by Elaine Poggi.

Elaine Poggi’s presentation in Florence, Italy

Elaine Presents at SIMP Presentation by Elaine Poggi on Healing Photo Art at the SIMP (Società Italiana di Medicina Psicosomatica) conference in Florence, Italy.

Our photos in Lismore, Australia

Comments from our Australian coordinator, Jim Hourigan…   “Much joy and celebration took place at Lismore Mental Unit today. The unit is an incredibly big place, three full size wards as well as three recreation wards. If you can see your way clear, another batch of photos would be gratefully accepted.”   Many thanks to […]

Interns in Florence, Italy

Celebrating Our Interns Many thanks to Claire Berg and Laura Latterell for interning with Healing Photo Art this spring semester. Also pictured are interns for Savvy Event Studio. They all were part of the Accent Program in Florence, Italy.  

Pamela Rivera, Contributing Photographer

Many thanks to our Contributing Photographer, Pamela Rivera, for her lovely photo which will bring serenity to many patients around the world!   Learn more about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals.

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