Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 160 160 reviews 9,894
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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Reviews for Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc
We often feel powerless when it comes to helping others. Sometimes we lack the means or simply don't know how.
I have found that it is the small things that often make the difference. Simple gestures we overlook and don't think about on a day to day basis.
For the ones who are lucky enough to go about the world and capture its beauty with a photo the Foundation offers the easiest way to share that moment with people who are less fortunate and dont have the same opportunity.
I am honoured my photo can be shared and hopefully bring some joy to anyone who sees it.
Voluntad contra el cancer Reynosa Rio Bravo, AC wish to express our depest grattitude to the FUNDATION for Photo Art in Hospitals, INC for their amaizing donation of 26 pictures that now are decoring our Hematology Pediatrics Unit at Reynosa´s Materno Infantil Hospital in Mexico. They aren´t just decoring our area, they are signs of a more greater love for kids facing cancer, with their talent this generous Photographers who are in this Foundation, give hope, love and the opportunity of developing greater dreams for our kids, cause in every photography there is a name, a country, a place....just to let them know they are special and care for, from all over the world. In the name of our kids THANK YOU. Special thanks to Elaine Poggi for all she did to make sure we got them.
Elaine is a jewel! So encouraging and helpful in the process.. You can feel her heart and warmth and compassion.
What an inspiring organization with such a needed outreach. They are very professional and responsive. My interactions with them were a pleasure. I look forward to a long, fruitful relationship as a contributing photographer.
I am proud and honored to be a contributing photographer to this amazing organization which is working to provide an atmosphere of comfort and healing to patients and their families when they need it the most. Founder and President, Elainne Poggi, is incredibly passionate about the benefits of art in hospitals and my experience with the foundation was excellent. I hope that my photograph is able to relive someone's stress and anxiety and play a small part in the healing process.
My experience with few words: great, wonderful, super....and I could continue.
The President of the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc met with me for a project while I was studying abroad, and not only was she very helpful and insightful, but I learned so much about the foundation and about the benefits of art in the healing process. This foundation does amazing things and I was very excited to be able to meet with her and talk about her job and the foundation.
I recently heard a presentation about this foundation and thought it was truly inspiring! Hospital rooms can be a lonely and sad place for patients and their families. This foundation seeks to correct that by placing beautiful pictures taken around the world in hospital rooms and hallways. An amazing idea and way to brighten people's days that may otherwise have little to smile about.
It is an honor to be a contributing photographer to Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals. Patients and their family often feel nervous, vulnerable, and uncomfortable in hospitals. The sterile environment is cold and uninviting. Nature art allows the patient to escape momentarily, and brings a sense of calm and comfort. As a patient and a family member of a patient, I can attest that beautiful nature art is a much appreciated feature in a hospital. It brings me much personal satisfaction to contribute this wonderful cause. My hope is that one day my art will bring a sense of comfort to someone in a hospital. The concept of this Foundation is novel, and important to hospital patients worldwide.
Elaine the president and curator of the Foundation is fabulous. She was quick to respond to my emails, and she works tirelessly to support the Foundation. My entire experience with this organization was positive, and I would recommend working with the Foundation to both photographers and hospitals.
I feel very honored to be a contributing photographer for thus very fine organization which provides joy and peace to hospitalized patients!