Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 153 153 reviews 9,729
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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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!
The work done by this foundation is amazing, they bring joy to the sick and people sometimes tend to forget that they deserve to be as happy as they can and the possibility provided by the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals can make them forget their pain while they look at the photos. My experience (as a contributing photographer) with them was nothing less then spectacular! Kudos for their work!
What a great concept and program! Wonderful people utilizing all their resources to heal and help recovery of patients; what a godsend!
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Best nonprofit foundation to connect the work of art with the healing. Keep going! Good job!
Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals is very good initiative. I really appreciate their work. Thanks :-)
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Know that one of my images so 'as those of many other artists in the world can give a smile to those who are ill is something that fills me with pride.
A great compliment to Elaine Poggi and the founding Healing photo art, 'it was great to talk with her and I am grateful for the interest in my work.
Marco Ronconi, Italy
I am grateful to Fondation For Photo Art in Hospitals to the great meaning that an initiative like this has. Bring the beauty in hospitals, through photographs, means bring hope, good energy to persons who need support. Thank You Elaine!
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I am excited and honored to be a contributing photographer to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. I believe that beautiful and inspiring art, when viewed by people having a hard time, can stimulate helpful and healing feelings. Working with Elaine, I can tell by her professionalism that her organization is one to support!