The Healing Power of Photos


At PhotoWings, we are passionate about the power of photography and the many ways it can enrich our lives. In this video, president and founder of PhotoWings Suzie Katz tells us a personal story of how photography was a great help to her, her husband, their friends and family during his challenging illness. She shares how she used old photographs to create a series of Memory Boards -- collections of pictures from her husband's life -- to help him in his battle to fight harder, help conversations with visitors flow easier by giving them comfortable things to talk about, and to humanize him to the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. Memory Boards are tools which can be utilized in both happy and difficult times for a wide variety of situations, and, in this instance, are a great example of how photography can intersect with the growing field of Medical Humanities.