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!”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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!”
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.”
Welcome to our new Contributing Photographer Jeremy D. Schwartz from Utah USA. Enjoy his colorful sunflower!
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 HealingPhotoArt.org 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.”