RxART commissioned photographer Ryan McGinley for the Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatric Units at Kings County Hospital in 2010. His photographs of the winter Olympics depict strong, soaring young athletes making their way through enormous challenges to succeed. These images provide a positive impact on the unit, providing motivation for the young patients as they receive treatment. McGinley is able to capture a sense of spontaneity and lack of self-consciousness from his subjects, focusing on the human body in acts of movement, play, and repose throughout urban and natural environments.
McGinley’s RxART Project for Kings County was made possible through the William E. Weiss Foundation.