Jessica Maskiell, Contributing Photographer

July 4th, 2024|

P598 Jessica Maskiell, New York USA

Jessica Maskiell, New York USA (P598)

Welcome to Jessica Maskiell, our new Contributing Photographer!

This beautiful image of a lotus flower resting in water was captured by photographer Jessica Ramos Maskiell, in the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.  Established in 1891, it is located on a 250-acre site that contains a landscape with over one million living plants; the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a greenhouse containing several habitats; and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, which contains one of the world’s largest collections of botany-related texts. As of 2016, over a million people visit the New York Botanical Garden annually. The Bronx is also hometown to Jessica Ramos Maskiell.

Sally B. Simpson, Contributing Photographer

June 21st, 2024|

P597 Sally B. Simpson, Missouri USA

Sally B. Simpson, Missouri USA (P597)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, Sally B. Simpson, for her lovely fawn photo!

Sally comments, “I first heard about the foundation for photo/art in hospitals, when a friend of mine told me about a field trip he took to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO with his workplace where they were later encouraged to submit their photos for consideration to the foundation. My friend lovingly said to me, “You should submit a photo to them because your work is outstanding.”

After I found a fellow photographer and friend on the website, listed as a contributing photographer, I saw it as a “sign” or as a good omen. At the beginning of 2022, my mother was sick in a local St. Louis hospital. I would visit each weekend and walk the long halls of the hospital, and take pictures of the artwork that adorned the halls so she could see the beautiful art. My mother would say to me, “They should be so lucky to have your photos hanging on their walls.”

My mom passed away on 4/5/2022, and I can’t think of a better way to honor her memory by knowing that one of my nature photos may hang on the wall somewhere in the world. I hope that my photo brings comfort and solace to all who see.”

Morgan Cyr, Contributing Photographer

May 21st, 2024|

P595 Morgan Cyr, Maine USA

Morgan Cyr, Maine USA (P595)

Welcome to Morgan Cyr, our new Contributing Photographer!

Morgan comments, “I interned for Healing Photo Art this spring and it was a very pleasant experience. Elaine was always so welcoming and appreciative of the interns for the foundation. We went on visits to places around Florence that had just hung up photos in their healthcare settings. It was a truly amazing experience to see the impact art is able to have on well-being of individuals. It was clear that it had been well thought out what photos were chosen, as the foundation offers so many options to select from. I personally felt so moved by the art pieces that I decided to write reflections on my personal reactions to the art, which were later shared on social media. I also worked on making a video including some photos from the foundation shown alongside lovely harp music made by a friend of Elaine. Finally, I was given the opportunity to become a contributing photographer. I am beyond happy to now be making a lasting impact on the hospital settings that work with Healing Photo Art! On our last trip, Elaine was so kind to show us some amazing views around Florence for the day. The foundation has always gone above and beyond to spread positivity on communities and the world as a whole. It was a true honor to be a part of this mission.”

Rick Bruce, Contributing Photographer

May 16th, 2024|

P593 Rick Bruce, Pennsylvania USA

Rick Bruce, Pennsylvania USA (P593)

Enjoy this lovely photo taken by our new Contributing Photographer, Rick Bruce!

Rick comments, “Healing Photo Art is an excellent way to encourage patients and even medical staff as they travel in medical facilities. I found out about this wonderful organization when I saw one of Elaine’s photos from the Dolomites in a Patient First examination room in Abington PA this spring when dealing with a particularly nasty cold. Her photo cheered me up. I thought perhaps my own photo work could do the same for others.”

Peyton Lehner, Contributing Photographer

April 20th, 2024|

P591 Peyton Lehner, Florida USA

Peyton Lehner, Florida USA (P591)

Enjoy this lovely sunset taken by our new Contributing Photographer, Peyton Lehner!

Peyton comments, “I was connected to Elaine and the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals by my Public Health professor at my university. I align with the foundation’s uplifting mission and its amazing work across the globe. I have always found an important correlation between the arts and public health and how they are very beneficial to many! As a volunteer for this foundation, I found myself taking pictures to be used in these hospitals across the globe. I have found myself feeling very proud to be a part of what the foundation does. I also encourage others to do the same!”

Marsha Armentrout, Contributing Photographer

March 13th, 2024|

P588 Marsha Armentrout, Missouri USA

Marsha Armentrout, Missouri USA (P588)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Marsha Armentrout!

Marsha comments, “I love to walk the trails in Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Missouri throughout the year –especially in Autumn when the leaves turn gold, and the fresh air is invigorating! What an opportunity to be a part of this wonderful organization that celebrates beauty by sharing these inspiring photos from around the world. It is exciting to explore the Foundation’s website to increase my knowledge of all the Foundation does. I am happy to be a donor.”

Molly Shwiff, Contributing Photographer

February 26th, 2024|

P586 Molly Shwiff, Switzerland

Molly Shwiff, Switzerland (P586)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Molly Shwiff!

Molly comments, “Soon after arriving to Italy as a study abroad student, I learned that I had the opportunity to intern for Healing Photo Art, an amazing foundation with a mission very close to my heart. Elaine’s goal of bringing healing to patients and easing anxiety for those in healthcare settings is something that means a lot to me. After recently visiting my grandma in hospitals and then hospice, some of the most special memories we shared together were talking about the beautiful nature photographs that hung on the walls of her rooms. I saw the peace and happiness that just these photos brought, even when she was in pain, and I now have a newfound appreciation for these beautiful photographs in healthcare settings. Elaine is one of the most genuine and caring people that I have met, and she shows us, through all the amazing work she does, what it means to truly help others. I am so thankful that I get the opportunity to contribute to the mission of Healing Photo Art.”

Mike Garlit, Contributing Photographer

February 15th, 2024|

P551L Mike Garlit, Illinois USA

Mike Garlit, Illinois USA (P551L)

Enjoy this relaxing forest photo taken in Illinois by our Contributing Photographer, Mike Garlit!

Mike comments, “I am deeply honored and blessed to have this opportunity to share another of my images of God’s creation with those who might find some comfort during difficult times. The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is a wonderful organization, and I pray for the continued success of their mission.”

Ismail Moideen, Contributing Photographer

February 8th, 2024|

P585 Ismail Moideen, Arabian Desert, Dubai

Ismail Moideen, Arabian Desert, Dubai (P585)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Ismail Moideen, from Dubai!

Ismail comments, “If my photos will help to heal people, I will be so happy to share all my pictures, full support from my side.  Thank you and take care yourself also while taking care of other people.”

Careggi Hospital in Florence, Italy

January 11th, 2024|

Careggi Hospital Photo Project

Careggi Hospital Photo Project in Florence, Italy

We recently completed a project of 40 nature photos in the Intensive Care Units in Careggi Hospital.  Many thanks to our Contributing Photographers who make this possible!

Myra Xu, Contributing Photographer

January 4th, 2024|

P582 Myra Xu, Norway

Myra Xu, Norway (P582)

Many thanks to Myra Xu, our new Contributing Photographer, for her lovely photo!

Myra comments, “I found Healing Photo Art when I was studying abroad in Florence, looking for an opportunity to engage with local culture and make a positive impact. The prospect of using my photography to bring comfort, hope, and healing to individuals in local hospitals resonated deeply with my values and professional goals. Elaine’s kindhearted nature and genuine compassion also shone through in every interaction I’ve had with her as a student intern and contributing photographer, fostering a sense of purpose and community that fuels our collective efforts. I am so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this amazing organization!”

Nicolo’ Petrocchi, Contributing Photographer

December 16th, 2023|

P580 Nicolo' Petrocchi, Lucca, Italy

Nicolo’ Petrocchi, Lucca, Italy (P580)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Nicolo’ Petrocchi!

Nicolo’ comments, “As a high school student passionate about photography, I saw my passions for nature and photography embodied by the Healing Photo Art Foundation’s mission. Elaine and I personally met to discuss the possibility of me becoming a contributing photographer. Having submitted my photos, officially becoming a contributing photographer and presenting the foundation to my school was not the best part. My favorite thing is being overwhelmed with joy every time Elaine tells me about my pictures being requested and patients telling her how much they like my photos. This foundation is something different, unprecedented in its mission and obliging with the community, especially with those people in physical or mental agony who need to find relief and, what better way than to let them experience the beauty and colors of our Earth through their own eyes?”

Marco Alexander Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer

December 10th, 2023|

P583 Marco Alexander Rodriguez, Florida USA

Marco Alexander Rodriguez, Florida USA (P583)

Many thanks to Marco Alexander Rodriguez, our new Contributing Photographer, for his lovely photo!

Marco comments, “I had always wondered where the art in hospitals came from. After conducting some research, I discovered this foundation for Photos and art in Hospitals. I admired the foundation’s mission to give comfort and hope to patients, families, and caretakers. Photography is an activity I enjoy doing in my free time. I did not know that my pictures could help others until I stumbled across Ms. Elaine Poggi’s website, where I was able to become a contributing photographer and donate my image with ease. I am thankful to her and the foundation for giving me the opportunity to make my everyday hobby of taking pictures become so much more.”

Sierra Sinclair Stanford, Contributing Photographer

December 9th, 2023|

P581 Sierra Sinclair Stanford, North Carolina USA

Sierra Sinclair Stanford, North Carolina USA (P581)

Welcome to Sierra Sinclair Stanford, our new Contributing Photographer!

Sinclair comments, “Elaine’s story is beautiful, and this is an amazing organization. When I found the Healing Photo Art website, I admired their mission and was fascinated by the beautiful pictures in the galleries. I emailed Elaine inquiring on how to be a contributing photographer. Elaine responded quickly and within a week my photo was accepted into the Healing Photo Art gallery. I look forward to contributing more photos to and spreading the world about The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals!”

Sydney Tomes, Contributing Photographer

December 3rd, 2023|

P579 Sydney Tomes, Minnesota USA

Sydney Tomes, Minnesota USA (P579)

Many thanks to Sydney Tomes, our new Contributing Photographer, for her lovely photo!

Sydney comments, “I am so excited to have my art be a part of Healing Photo Art. I heard about Healing Photo Art through my public health class at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I have many friends and family that are currently in different hospitals in Minnesota and it has saddened me to hear about all of the white walls they see when they are stuck in the hospital. I love taking photos, and I am excited that I get to share one of my photos! I hope that my photo brings healing and happiness to patients!”

Celebrating 21 Years of Healing Photo Art!

November 15th, 2023|

Inauguration of photo project at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY

Inauguration of photo project at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY

Celebrating 21 years of placing more than 11,000 nature art photos where they are needed most in more than 600 healthcare facilities on all 7 continents! Our work continues…

Mei-lin Lew, Contributing Photographer

November 14th, 2023|

P578 Mei-lin Lew, Hawaii USA

Mei-lin Lew, Hawaii USA (P578)

Welcome Mei-lin Lew, our new Contributing Photographer! Enjoy her lovely photo of the Ko’olau Mountain Range on Oahu, Hawaii

Mei-lin comments, “I am honored to have my work featured by the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals website and in the selection to be displayed in hospitals across the world. I’m really proud to be able to contribute to this wonderful program and be able to help people in any way I can during challenging times. I found the Foundation through Florence University of the Arts and instantly thought it was an amazing idea and I wanted to take part. Special thanks to Elaine for her kindness, support, and patience throughout the entire process.”

Sofia Del Fratte, Contributing Photographer

November 3rd, 2023|

P576 Sofia Del Fratte, North Carolina USA

Sofia Del Fratte, North Carolina USA (P576)

Many thanks to Sofia Del Fratte, our new Contributing Photographer!

Sofia comments, “I first learned about Healing Photo Art through my public health class at the University of Minnesota Duluth. My professor mentioned how wonderful the foundation is and how she is a contributing photographer. I wouldn’t call myself a professional photographer but I do love to take photos of the things around me! So when I sent a few to Elaine I was happy to hear that one of the photos was going to go on the website. I love how my photo is going to bring patients joy and happiness! I am so grateful to be a part of this awesome Foundation!”

Michael Smith, Contributing Photographer

October 15th, 2023|

P577 Michael Smith, Colorado USA

Michael Smith, Colorado USA (P577)

Enjoy this lovely photo by our new Contributing Photographer, Michael Smith!

Michael comments, “I recently learned about the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals from a local friend who is also a photographer and contributor to this wonderful organization. I’ve been a photography enthusiast for about 20 years now and was very pleased to learn about this great outlet for my photography. I’m so happy to know that my photography can bring joy and peacefulness to patients and caregivers in hospitals. Elaine has been wonderful to work with and a special thanks to her for making this happen!”

Bjorn Gillsater, Contributing Photographer

October 14th, 2023|

P575 Bjorn Gillsater, Florence, Italy

Bjorn Gillsater, Florence, Italy (P575)

Many thanks to Bjorn Gillsater, our new Contributing Photographer, for this amazing photo of Florence’s Duomo!

Bjorn comments, “Very inspiring and creative. It’s important to share the beauty of Florence and the inspiration that the rich cultural life gives, as a way to offer joy, hope and distraction.”

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