WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the national Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit launched with 50 award winning photographs curated by a panel of distinguished judges including renowned photographer and author Anne Geddes. Showcasing the ways children's hospitals help all children thrive, the online exhibit includes stories behind the photos, allowing viewers to read first-hand accounts from patients, parents, doctors and other health care providers.
"The extraordinary images in this year's photo exhibit convey the compassion, hope and resiliency inherent in patients, their families and caregivers," said Amy Knight, chief operating officer at Children's Hospital Association (CHA).
From healthy kids to those who have rare and complex medical conditions, all children benefit from the vital work of children's hospitals. Not only do children's hospitals provide family-centered clinical care in settings designed just for kids, they train pediatricians and conduct the research that keeps children injury-free and safe from preventable illnesses.
More than 370 images were submitted to the competition from nearly 60 children's hospitals across the country. Joining Geddes to curate the exhibit were Sandy Adams, photo journalist and officer, The Exposure Group; Lily Francesca Alt, photo director, PARENTS magazine; Lori Epstein, photo director, National Geographic Kids Books; and Eric Gapsch, graphic designer, CHA.
From the 50 exhibit photos, a "Top 10" collection of extraordinary images was selected for large-format printing and traveling display. These photos will tour the country with a stop in Washington, D.C., June 24-28, 2019.
View the online digital gallery.