Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   153 reviews

Address:

4909 Laclede Avenue, Unit 1704 St. Louis MO 63108 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

We have placed over 5000 colorful photos in more than 300 facilities on 7 continents!

Target demographics:

hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

placed 522 photographs in 30 facilities around the world

Geographic areas served:

global

Programs:

photo art projects for various units in healthcare facilities

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618 975 8545
www.HealingPhotoArt.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals is very good initiative. I really appreciate their work. Thanks :-)

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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A wonderful support for all patients! It brightens the experience for all who enter the hospital.

 
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This foundation is as inspirational as the photos they provide. Thank- you for all that you do!!!

 
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Elaine takes special care to work with the hospitals' specific needs and desires. She went to great lengths to create a display of photo art in memory of my father that had to be specially framed for the unit where it was placed. And as a contributing photographer, I am so pleased that my photo - my small contribution - is lifting spirits and making a difference for patients and staff because of this foundation and her efforts.

 
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Thanks, Becky, for your kind comment. It was a beautiful project that we did to remember your father. The plaque with your parent's names as contributers will be there for a long time. Also your lovely photo will certainly bring peace and comfort to many patients all over the world!

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My father wanted to express appreciation to the hospital and its staff that cared for him so well. Elaine took the extra time and effort to work with the staff of the area that was to receive the donated photos. She created a beautiful memorial to my father that was mounted appropriately and matched my father's life so well. Thank you, Elaine.

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2011

 
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Elaine's mother, Leona, was one of my favorite people. She always encouraged and supported me, especially my musical endeavors. When she became ill, Elaine was her main support, present with her mother at every moment even though it meant leaving her home in Italy for months at a time. From this painful experience came this wonderful foundation, whose art provides encouragement and support for what can be the hardest time in people's lives. I'm grateful for Elaine's work and efforts, and I feel that she is keeping the spirit of her mother alive through this.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

With Elaine's positive and creative energy, the possibilities are endless. I know she would be able to imagine even more ways to bring solace and beauty to patients.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Elaine's photos in several different locations. She has changed the atmosphere in these locations. Very high quality and locations are not ones that people would normally see. Keep up the great work Elaine.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Eleine is indeed a great artist who brought so much beauty and healing to so many suffering people around the world. Her foundation is an example of her deep caring for her fellow human beings and such a great inspiration for us all to follow.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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The photos that have been hung in Neuroscience ICU of the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI are striking in their artistry and still so very appropriate in the setting. That they include the work of at least one photographer with roots in the area makes the installation even more personal and special. This is a wonderful enterprise that gives soul and beauty to what could be such a forbidding place.

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2014

 
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So happy to be of service to the patients and staff in the Neuroscience ICU! Yes, included in your collection of photos are those of photographers Stan Strembicki (on our Board of Directors) and Paula Visnoski, both with roots in Rhode Island! Thanks for your kind comments!

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I have been in many hospitals. I have been there as a patient, a supporter of friends and family, and to care for my countrymen. In my travels to over 60 countries, I have been in hospitals not fit for animals. I have been to hospitals served by a lone valiant doctor. The work of Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. brings beauty and comfort. Elaine Poggi's work is artistic, high quality, and achieves its goal.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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