RxArt commissioned photographers Terry Richardson and Ryan McGinley for the Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatric Units at Kings County Hospital. Richardson photographed a series of children striking his familiar and joyful thumbs-up pose for the Pediatric Unit. These pictures are intended to help send a positive, inspiring and affirmative message to patients and families.
McGinley generously shared his Winter Olympics photograph portfolio for the Adolescent Unit. The photographs depict strong, soaring young athletes, making their way through enormous challenges to succeed. These photos make a positive textural statement in the units and support the therapeutic environment in which the young patients are receiving treatment.
This project is made possible by a generous grant from the William E. Weiss Foundation.