Our 2021 Spring Interns

March 2nd, 2021|

Our 2021 Spring Interns

Our 2021 Spring Interns

We are happy to introduce 3 new interns joining us this spring. Welcome to Gabrielle Napper, Kourtney Dobmeier, and Jaimie Maki. They are Public Health students from the University of Minnesota Duluth who found a special interest in our Foundation. Their key focus this semester will be creating content for our social media pages as well as orchestrating videos of facilities which have received our beautiful photos. Gabrielle, Kourtney, and Jaimie all have a special interest in the psychology of art in healthcare, so we will see that theme in the work they will be creating.
Post and Graphics created by Kourtney Dobmeier

Charlotte Dobson, Contributing Photographer

February 28th, 2021|

P479 Charlotte Dobson, North Devon UK

Charlotte Dobson, North Devon UK (P479)

Enjoy this lovely photo by our new Contributing Photographer, Charlotte Dobson, taken in North Devon, UK!  Charlotte comments, “Elaine is an incredible person. I recently submitted a photograph, where I was easily directed and communicated with in a clear and friendly manner. Her work is clearly having success and meeting her intentions in an amazing way! I love the range of images and places that work is seen in hospitals- Elaine really considers choices carefully to great effect.”

Kourtney Dobmeier, Contributing Photographer

February 27th, 2021|

P478 Kourtney Dobmeier, Minnesota USA

Kourtney Dobmeier, Minnesota USA P478

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Kourtney Dobmeier, from Minnesota! Enjoy her lovely photo of poppies! Kourtney comments, “I am happily serving as an intern for this wonderful Foundation! I’ve been able to share my passion of photography, and Elaine has shown me how to pursue that by becoming a contributing photographer, where my photo will be placed in hospitals all over the world! Working with this Foundation has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. They have a great mission, and one that I believe to be very powerful. The work they do is incredible and I am grateful to be a part of something that really does make a difference in the lives of others. Elaine has been so kind and caring, and has been a true pleasure to work with! I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals!”

Gabrielle Napper, Contributing Photographer

February 11th, 2021|

P477 Gabrielle E. Napper, Oregon USA

Gabrielle E. Napper, Oregon USA (P477)

Enjoy this lovely photo of Cannon Beach, Oregon by our new Contributing Photographer Gabrielle Napper! Gabrielle comments, “I am working with Elaine this semester as a volunteer, and I am beyond blessed to have this opportunity. I am passionate about bringing art into communities, Elaine has taught me so much on how I can contribute to that passion. This foundation overall is so impactful and I am excited to learn more though Elaine and the foundation!”

Australian News Interview

February 10th, 2021|

Australian News Interview

Australian News Interview

Read this wonderful article published in an Australian newspaper telling the story of one of our coordinators who has placed our photos in 29 hospitals in Australia in the past 5 years!

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.”

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