Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 142 142 reviews 9,234
Arts & Culture, Health, Human Services
4909 Laclede Avenue, Unit 1704 St. Louis MO 63108 USA
The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is a non-profit publicly supported organization dedicated to placing colorful, soothing photographs of nature in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their families, visitors, and caregivers. Our vision is to create a shift in the way people view hospitals, from cold and sterile to warm and welcoming. We wish to change hospitals by humanizing their environments, a concept that is slowly gaining influence in many countries.
We have placed over 5000 colorful photos in more than 300 facilities on 7 continents!
hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
placed 522 photographs in 30 facilities around the world
Geographic areas served:
photo art projects for various units in healthcare facilities
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1 person found this review helpful
Elaine's dedication is remarkable. I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this fine organisation.
I am a Nature and Landscape Photographer that wanted to share my work in hospitals and medical facilities to help healing to the patients. I contacted Elaine and donated one of my photos to her organization. A few months later she found a home for my art work-Peace Inc. in Buffalo New York. Thanks Elaine for your dedication to the cause and vision to help join artists and the people that receiving healing from their work. John Munno www.johnmunnophotography.com
I contributed a photograph of the Mediterranean Sea from the cost of Giglio Island to be used by this foundation. I am a firm believer in the power art has to heal the world, and this nonprofit is doing just that. If you close your eyes and visualize the interior of a hospital, I'm sure you'd see plain white walls and floors accompanied by sick and depressed individuals. This foundation is changing that! Imagine walking into what you'd expect to be a dreary and cold atmosphere, and instead you're greeted with warmth and comfort by the colorfully decorated walls. Your environment does play a vital role in your emotional, and even physical, well-being. Beautiful art hung along the walls of hospitals would surely ease the anxiety of patients young and old, as well as loved ones and care givers. My hat goes off to this idea by the Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals Inc., and I am proud to be a contributing photographer for their cause!
I had a dream of sharing my love of nature photography with others so possibly through my pictures they could find a personal journey for themselves. Foundation for photo art/healing art has given me that opportunity. They helped me sort through several photos to finding the one that could become a photo journey. They worked with me through the learning curve to computer download and to their organization so my dream could reach others.
What an amazing, inspiring, and professional foundation! Elaine Poggi is a poineering international leader with integrity, compassion, courage, and results.
Surfing the internet i found this amazing foundation and when i read about "the mission " i wanted to be part of this amazing program. I am honour that one of my pictures was accepted and soon will be place in one of the hospitals. Thank you Elaine Poggi to make me part of your beautiful program. ICN
I've seen and experienced first hand how this Foundation has touched hearts through its healing photo art. The positive effect the photos have on people in healthcare facilities is remarkable and I hope the Foundation can continue to spread nature's beauty and giving hope to all of those in need.
A wonderful support for all patients! It brightens the experience for all who enter the hospital.
This foundation is as inspirational as the photos they provide. Thank- you for all that you do!!!
1 person found this review helpful
The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. is a wonderful, non-profit organization dedicated to the act of healing through the use of visual art. Healing is not just a physical process but also involves mental quality / state of mind for the patient, family and caregiver. Visual art stirs emotion, and in the case of this organization, in a positive, relaxing, and therapeutic medicinal purpose. The art that is chosen by the foundation not only depicts a soothing and restorative sense, but can rebuild a peaceful recovery. By placing art in facilities world-wide, not fortunate enough to obtain art on their own, the foundation can help heal those who would not be able to have a tranquil and serene environment to begin or complete their recover. I am truly grateful to able to say that I belong to such a great establishment and hope that if my art helps just one person mend I have been blessed. Michele G.