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Photos from Tampa Shriners Hospital selected for new national children’s hospital photo exhibit

Exhibit to be displayed at Capitol Hill

Photos from Tampa Shriners Hospital selected for new national children’s hospital photo exhibit

Photographs by Matt Bilancia of patients and caregivers at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa were selected for inclusion in the biennial Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, the result of a national competition administered by the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA).

The new exhibit of 50 winning photographs was curated by a panel of distinguished judges, including renowned photographer and author Anne Geddes. Showcasing the ways that 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.

“We’re delighted that these photographs depicting our patients’ experience in our hospital were selected for this unique exhibit,” said Fleury Yelvington, administrator for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa. “The moments captured on camera are just two examples of our mission in action. Countless moments like these happen in our hospital every day.”

The photos were chosen from more than 370 images submitted by nearly 60 children’s hospitals. Joining Geddes on the judging panel were Sandy Adams, photojournalist 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.

View the online exhibit and the stories behind the photos.

The Tampa hospital photos feature two patients: Remingtynn, a baby girl who is receiving care for a clubfoot, and Mitch, 6, who has cerebral palsy. Mitch's sessions with physical therapist Erica Keto on our Lokomat robot-assisted gait trainer have given him new confidence. Matt Bilancia, a professional photographer from Tampa, shot both photos for the hospital.

Therapist working with patient on Lokomat