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  

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.

 
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I feel very honored to be a contributing photographer for thus very fine organization which provides joy and peace to hospitalized patients!

 
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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!

 
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Best nonprofit foundation to connect the work of art with the healing. Keep going! Good job!

 
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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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2 people found this review helpful

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!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I always loved being around nature and beautiful landscapes so I decided to learn digital photography. When I read Elaine's story about her mom and how she started the Foundation for photo art in the hospital's I knew I needed to get involved so I donated my photo. I feel very honored to have an opportunity to share my work and help someone find peace and wellness.

 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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