Ava Siegle, Contributing Photographer

January 29th, 2022|

P510 Ava Siegle, Venice, Italy

Ava Siegle, Venice, Italy (P510)

Enjoy this “simpatico” photo our new Contributing Photographer Ava Siegle, taken in Venice, Italy! Ava interned for the Foundation in the Fall of 2021 and we thank her for helping promote our work! Ava comments, “I was an intern for Healing Photo Art while I was in Florence in Fall 2021. It was an incredible experience! I was also able to become a contributing photographer, and have one of my own photographs put up in hospitals in Uganda, Zambia, and the Philippines. Elaine was a great mentor and under her guidance I created “Animals of the World”, a video of images combined with beautiful harp music by Amy Camie. I hope that these healing sounds and sights can help some patients. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this foundation’s mission to bring healing photo art to hospitals all around the world, and I hope to work with Elaine again soon!”

Laurie Holland Nessland, Contributing Photographer

January 27th, 2022|

P516 Laurie Holland Nessland, Colorado USA

Laurie Holland Nessland, Colorado USA (P516)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer Laurie Holland Nessland for her lovely photo of a moose family.  Laurie comments, ” I am so grateful to be a part of this organization’s mission to bring healing art into hospitals! The beauty of nature and animals is such a gift, and I feel honored to be able to capture images that evoke pleasant emotions, which can aid in healing. After spending a month in & out of hospitals with a loved one, I thought to myself how amazing would it be to donate some of my photography to hospitals….and then I found this organization. Wonderful!”

Karuna Duval, Contributing Photographer

January 5th, 2022|

P513 Karuna Duval, Galilee Israel

Karuna Duval, Galilee Israel (P513)

Welcome to our New Contributing Photographer Karuna Duval from Washington USA.
Karuna comments, “I was introduced to this organization through a friend. I love what they do!! Having worked in hospitals and now working in hospice, I completely understand the role that art plays in healing and comfort. I have been a photographer for the last 13 years and I am honored that one of my photos was chosen by this organization. They are stellar and made the process very easy.”

Deborah Roy, Contributing Photographer

December 7th, 2021|

P509 Deborah Roy, South Carolina USA

Deborah Roy, South Carolina USA (P509)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer Deborah Roy for her lovely photo!  Deborah writes, “What an absolute pleasure to work with Elaine and the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. I discovered this wonderful nonprofit through the North American Nature Photography Association. I have long known the benefits of nature imagery to one’s mental and health status and wanted to find a way to play a role in helping others achieve this benefit. Working with Elaine made this a seamless process. She was extraordinary in her communication, very professional, and personable. I am excited to have my work benefit others around the globe. Thank you for this opportunity!”

Paul Ferro, Contributing Photographer

November 23rd, 2021|

P507 Paul Ferro, New Jersey USA

Paul Ferro, New Jersey USA (P507)

Enjoy this lovely reflection photo by our new Contributing Photographer Paul Ferro from New Jersey!  Paul writes, “I was led to the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals from a visit to an urgent care facility. There was a picture of the hills of Tuscany in the room I was in and it was a soothing image to me and provided comfort when I was in distress. I decided to look up the artist and that led me to Elaine and the foundation. What a great idea I thought and it inspired me to share some of my own photos one of which was selected to become part of the collection. Elaine was very supportive and helpful throughout the submission process! I am going to spread the word about the foundation to family and friends. It truly is a worthy and wonderful cause. Thank you!”

Minh Phan, Contributing Photographer

November 22nd, 2021|

P505 Minh Phan, Minnesota USA

Minh Phan, Minnesota USA (P505)

Many thanks to Minh Phan for donating his lovely photo to the Foundation! Minh comments, “I have been an intern for the Foundation from the University of Minnesota Duluth this past semester. It has been a great experience. I have contributed my photo that I took at the Gooseberry Falls to the Foundation. I’m happy to know that my photo was donated to facilities in Nepal and India. I worked with the Founder of this Foundation, and it was very inspiring.”

Michael P. Doyle, Contributing Photographer

November 21st, 2021|

P506 Michael P. Doyle, Colorado USA

Michael P. Doyle, Colorado USA (P506)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer Michael P. Doyle from South Carolina. Michael comments, “A friend introduced me to Elaine Poggi, Founder and President of The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. Elaine throughly went over what this amazing organization does. She contacted me about sending three photos for the possibility of them being displayed in a hospital somewhere in the world! I was very intrigued and was flattered when she picked one of my photos. She was so kind, helpful and very professional. I love photography and this was my first opportunity to show my photograph. Donating my first photo is exactly how I wanted to begin my profession. I owe all this to Elaine. If you want to help out a fabulous non-profit organization and you love photography please look into this foundation.”

McKenzie Ruedebusch, Contributing Photographer

October 23rd, 2021|

P504 McKenzie Ruedebusch, Florida USA

McKenzie Ruedebusch, Florida USA (P504)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer McKenzie Ruedebusch from The University of Minnesota for her lovely sunset photo! McKenzie comments, “I started working with Elaine September of 2021 as a volunteer and also as a contributing photographer. She is wonderful to work with and it is inspiring to see how passionate she is about the work this foundation does! This foundation is amazing in itself and it is so inspiring to see people from all over the world come together to help lift up peoples’ spirits in hard times!”

Karen Cunningham, Contributing Photographer

October 7th, 2021|

P503 Karen Cunningham, Missouri USA

Karen Cunningham, Missouri USA (P503)

Enjoy this beautiful photo of a sunflower field taken in Missouri by our new Contributing Photographer Karen Cunningham. Karen comments, “Upon learning about The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, I immediately sparked to its mission of providing comfort and hope to patients, their caregivers, and loved ones with beautiful nature photography. Through Healing Photo Art, Elaine Poggi has provided a wonderful way for photographers to share their passion and photographic art to help patients all over the world. I am pleased and honored to share my work and to be a part of this compassionate and caring organization. Thank you, Elaine!”

Leon Manelis, Contributing Photographer

October 4th, 2021|

P502 Leon Manelis, Florida USA

Leon Manelis, Florida USA (P502)

Enjoy this unusual and beautiful black swan by our new Contributing Photographer Leon Manelis.  Leon comments, “Elaine provides a very fine service to medical facilities, and as a contributing photographer, I’ve found her to be a pleasure to work with.”

Stefano Marsili-Libelli, Contributing Photographer

September 27th, 2021|

P500 Stefano Marsili-Libelli, Florence, Italy

Stefano Marsili-Libelli, Florence, Italy (P500)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, Stefano Marsili-Libelli, for his lovely photo of Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy!  Stefano comments,

“While recovering from a major surgery, one day I lingered along the corridors of the hospital ward and was struck to see the otherwise plain walls enlivened by beautiful photos of Florence cityscapes. Surely I wasn’t in my best mood, but I really got a kick from those pictures. I read the signature of and decided to contact the responsible person. Elaine Poggi is really one of a kind, exuding enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help suffering people. A warm and enthusiastic email exchange followed from my hospital bed, and my offer to contribute was readily accepted.
I immediately grasped and shared the mission of the association to provide usually dull and nondescript places like hospital departments with some comforting, uplifting images, just to remind the patients that the outside world is not lost to them, but is waiting for their comeback.
Apart from the satisfaction of making my photos available to a number of people in need of an uplift, I have met Elaine, the driving force behind all this, a wonderful person with an unlimited supply of enthusiasm and care, whose friendship I’ll treasure forever.”

Paige Kreher, Contributing Photographer

September 13th, 2021|

P499 Paige Kreher, Tuscany, Italy

Paige Kreher, Tuscany, Italy (P499)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, Paige Kreher, who is also a volunteer to Healing Photo Art!  Her photo was taken in Tuscany, Italy! Paige is a senior Photography Major and Communication Minor from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.

Laurel Logsdon, Contributing Photographer

August 14th, 2021|

P498 Laurel Logsdon, Colorado USA

Laurel Logsdon, Colorado USA (P498)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer, Laurel Logsdon from Colorado!  Laurel comments,

“After a friend of mine saw some of my photography, they recommended that I look into Foundation for Photo/Art In Hospitals. Upon researching the organization, there was no question in my mind that I wanted to donate. My hope is that if my photography is placed in a hospital somewhere in the world that it will bring some comfort and serenity. What a fabulous humanitarian organization! Elaine was a pleasure to work with.”

Diana Zelle, Contributing Photographer

August 7th, 2021|

P497 Diana Zelle, Missouri USA

Diana Zelle, Missouri USA (P497)

Many thanks to our new Contributing Photographer, Diana Zelle!  Diana comments,

“My sister in law and fellow photographer, Karen Zelle told me about this unique organization. I have often felt that nature photos would be a wonderful addition to hospitals to relieve stress and anxiety often associated with illness and injury. To find an organization that recognizes the healing, calming effects of nature and has created a way to make these photographs available to hospitals throughout the world is very exciting! I’m honored to be a part of the thoughtful, caring, compassionate Healing Photo Art community, and look forward to seeing it grow!”

Anne Thomas Keen, Contributing Photographer

August 5th, 2021|

P496 Anne Thomas Keen, California USA

Anne Thomas Keen, California USA (P496)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer Anne Thomas Keen from California! Anne comments,

“I discovered Elaine and the Foundation from a photographer I follow on Instagram. I did a little research and was amazed how many hospitals have been touched by these talented photographers and artists and the work Elaine has done to make this possible. I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Elaine made the process so easy and I hope to meet her some day. I am proud to be a part of this healing community and hope one day my photograph will bring a little joy to a bare hospital wall.”

Karen Zelle, Contributing Photographer

August 4th, 2021|

P495 Karen M. Zelle, Missouri USA

Karen M. Zelle, Missouri USA (P495)

Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer Karen M. Zelle from Missouri! Karen comments,

“I found out about Elaine and the Foundation through a friend who had seen beautiful photographs at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. The wonderful nature photos brought my friend much comfort and she felt my photos would do the same. Elaine was supportive and communicative and made the process very easy. I am honored and grateful to be a part of this healing community.”

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