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.


Gabriele Gori, Contributing Photographer

February 2nd, 2023|

P541 Gabriele Gori, Alpe Giumello, Italy

Gabriele Gori, Alpe Giumello, Italy (P541)

Enjoy this lovely photo of Gabriele Gori, our new Contributing Photographer!

Gabriele comments, “Very often I have felt disarmed in front of the condition of a sick person (a friend, a child, a grandfather) who has to face cancer, something that suddenly and radically changes your perspectives on life, and forces you to spend many hours in the hospital, with the hope that the terrible disease can be defeated. Talking with a friend of mine, who is a musician and deals with therapeutic music, I learned that even the vision of particular images can give relief to a sick person: I then discovered on the internet the Foundation and the important work done by Elaine Poggi. I immediately contacted her and after a pleasant conversation I sent her a photo. Today I am proud to know that it was printed and donated to a hospital in NY and that, I hope, it will give some patients a moment of serenity … Thank you Elaine!”

Veronica Martin Gancedo, Contributing Photographer

January 14th, 2023|

P542 Veronica Martin Gancedo, Ionian Islands, Greece

Veronica Martin Gancedo, Ionian Islands, Greece (P542)

Welcome to Veronica Martin Gancedo, our new Contributing Photographer!

Veronica comments, “I am a big follower of Danae Mercer Ricci and Nico’s life beautiful love journey and how they speak the truths of social media VS reality, but also how they inspire us to love ourselves every day.
Following her stories, they mentioned The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals as a part of Nico’s family in one of the hospitals in Florence, Italy.
I checked the website and started to follow the account instantly, as documentary photography is one of my greatest passions and their wish to change the environment of hospitals with a ray of sunshine through art for people to heal is definitely worth to support and even more to contribute!
To say also, communication with Elaine is great. She is passionate and helpful about her work!”

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