Vanessa, Contributing Photographer

January 13th, 2021|

P473 Vanessa, North Wales UK

Vanessa, North Wales UK (P473)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Vanessa!  Enjoy her lovely photo of this amazing tree taken in North Wales UK.  Vanessa comments, “What a brilliant idea by Elaine Poggi to place photography of nature in hospitals around the world. I am so happy to contribute to this very thoughtful Foundation. Elaine is great to work with and deserves to be recognised. I love the thought that our pictures are helping people on their way to healing!”

From Florence with love

December 29th, 2020|

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

We’ve been busy in 2020!
While our healthcare workers around the world have been risking their lives to care for us during this historic pandemic, we have been busy this year sending over 500 beautiful nature photos to hospitals in the USA, Australia, Japan, China, England, Niger, and Nigeria to ease the stress a bit for them and for their patients.
Having placed more than 8000 nature photos in the past 18 years, our story has now been translated into 40 different languages in more than 400 healthcare facilities on all seven continents. Many thanks to our 371 (and counting) Contributing Photographers, our donors, boards, interns, and volunteers who have made this possible.
A special thanks to the Fay Slover Fund at the Boston Foundation for two grants plus an emergency 2020 grant for our particular challenges during this pandemic. I am humbled…
Enjoy “The Light in the Darkness”, an inspiring and uplifting video which combines the beautiful music of harpist Amy Camie and our lovely nature photos. Many thanks to our intern, Olivia Allen, for creating this timely video which is a gentle reminder to take a peaceful break and remember the good that surrounds us.
I am grateful to all who love what we do and for your support through your time, talents, and treasures. We have lots of good work still to do!
Wishing you a serene and healthy 2021…
Elaine Poggi
Founder and President

Steve Johnston, Contributing Photographer

December 7th, 2020|

P471 Steve Johnston, California USA

Steve Johnston, California USA (P471)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, Steve Johnston, for his lovely photo taken in the Yosemite Valley in California! Steve comments, “I was introduced to Healing Photo Art by a mutual friend of the Founder. My introduction to the mission has been very rewarding and enlightening. I believe the mission is very creative and leverages many disciplines to economically deliver artwork to the walls of hospitals around the world. I am excited to be a new part of it.”

18th Year Anniversary of Healing Photo Art

November 21st, 2020|

Pulmonary Dept., Affiliated Hospital of University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China

Pulmonary Dept., Affiliated Hospital of University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China

18 years ago I created the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, a nonprofit organization in which we place beautiful nature photos in hospitals around the world. I did this to honor my mother after assisting her for almost 3 months in the hospital. I saw a need for art in hospitals and I carried through on my idea. As of today, we have placed over 8000 photos in more than 400 healthcare facilities on all continents, with the help of our almost 400 Contributing Photographers from across the globe. This past year we have had many requests from hospitals facing the pandemic. My hope is that our colorful photos are giving comfort and hope not only to the patients but also to the healthcare workers who are risking their lives to care for us.

John Lazo, Contributing Photographer

November 5th, 2020|

P469 John Lazo, Florida USA

John Lazo, Florida USA (P469)

Enjoy this amazing photo taken in Florida by our new Contributing Photographer, John Lazo!  John comments, “Healing Photo Art is a wonderful organization. The work they are doing to bring photography and art to the lives of others as a means of comfort and security is wonderful. I’m honored to be a contributing photographer for such a powerful cause.”

Maye Schwartz, Contributing Photographer

September 29th, 2020|

P283 Maye Schwartz, North Carolina USA

Maye Schwartz, North Carolina USA (P283)

Many thanks to our Contributing Photographer Maye Schwartz for her lovely African Daisy, taken in North Carolina. Maye comments, “I could not think of a more special way for my love of nature and photography to be displayed. It brings me great joy to know my images are being displayed on a global level and brightening people’s days who need it!”

M. Diane Bonaparte, Contributing Photographer

September 14th, 2020|

P466 M. Diane Bonaparte, Arizona USA

M. Diane Bonaparte, Arizona USA (P466)

Many thanks to M. Diane Bonaparte, our new Contributing Photographer, for her lovely rose and kind comments… “Hi, my name is M Diane Bonaparte and I’m a photographer from Tucson, AZ. I found Elaine through another Art in Health organization and was overwhelmed by her quick response and genuine lighthearted attitude. She chose one of my photos from my website and I’m very happy to be a part of this worthy endeavor.”

Sally Koski, Contributing Photographer

July 11th, 2020|

P462 Sally Koski, Minnesota USA

Sally Koski, Minnesota USA (P462)

Enjoy this lovely photo by our new Contributing Photographer, Sally Koski, from Minnesota! Sally comments, “I am continually impressed with the professionalism and holistic philosophy of the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. As a health care professional, I recognize the importance of art in the healing process. As an artist, I am always looking for ways to contribute art to assist with healing. I am honored to be a contributing photographer to the the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. Their compassionate approach to working with hospitals and contributing photographers make them a joy to work with.” Sally Koski, PhD, RN – Contributing Photographer

Kierstyn Elyzabeth, Contributing Photographer

July 9th, 2020|

P461 Kierstyn Elyzabeth, Washington, DC

Kierstyn Elyzabeth, Washington, DC (P461)

Many thanks to Kierstyn Elyzabeth, our new Contributing Photographer for her beautiful photo! Kierstyn comments, “I have always envisioned my photography being utilized in a manner for healing, so I was delighted to run across this organization! I think it’s such a fantastic avenue for photographers to share their beautiful images of nature where it’s most needed. Elaine was quick to respond, helpful, and very encouraging. I felt honored that she selected my Lotus Awakening photo to be an option among her lovely collection of images!”

Derek Warner, Contributing Photographer

June 21st, 2020|

P460 Derek Warner, Hawaii USA

Derek Warner, Hawaii USA (P460)

Enjoy this beautiful sunset photo taken in Hawaii by our new Contributing Photographer Derek Warner. Derek comments, “Love what this foundation is doing! I’m honored to be asked to help. I donated one of my personal favorite images and I hope that it does good for patients around the world. Thank you Elaine!”

Stephen D. Smith, Contributing Photographer

June 15th, 2020|

P459 Stephen D. Smith, Pennsylvania USA

Stephen D. Smith, Pennsylvania USA (P459)

Many thanks to Stephen D. Smith, our new Contributing Photographer, for his lovely photo! Stephen comments, “I was delighted to hear about The Foundation for Healing Arts for Hospitals and specifically Elaine Poggi’s work . Her enthusiasm for nature photography and its calming effects for hospital wards and clinics is a wonderful resource for interior designers in planning a relaxed environment affecting patient stress and anxiety. I am very pleased to have had some of my nature work accepted for publication and to be working with the Foundation in the future.”

John Keefover, Contributing Photographer

June 11th, 2020|

P458 John Keefover, Minnesota USA

John Keefover, Minnesota USA (P458)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, John Keefover ( from Minnesota! John comments, “Working with Healing Photo Art was seamlessly easy with great communication for an even better cause. I donated this photo I took in hopes of sharing it with someone who needs to see something beautiful around them when they need it most.”

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.” 

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