‘Portraits of Loss’ Photo Gallery
A Butterfly’s Journey (501c3 non-profit) began taking these beautifully cathartic photos of bereaved persons in 2015 to promote raising awareness of the need for open discussion of the difficult topic of grief. Participants are photographed expressing a phrase meaningful to them.
We have had such an amazing response from participants and others that we decided to launch a separate website for ‘Portraits of Loss’.
We will re-direct this link to the photo gallery on the Portraits of Loss website once all photos are loaded. For now, please enjoy our photo gallery here.
“When I first saw the photo gallery on the ABJ website, I immediately connected on a personal level with the strength,courage, love and loss of the people in the photos…(After losing two of my three children) I did the photo shoot with my remaining child, Michael. It is such a unique way to allow us to express our pain and love. It is so powerful, cathartic and healing. My son Justin died 20 years ago, my daughter Kimberly died 2 1/2 years ago. Up until this photo shoot, I don’t think Michael had ever truly expressed his loss. He felt it was creative, and was proud to wear his siblings names on his arms, and of course, it meant so much to me…
Cathy Bryant, bereaved mother, Epping, NH
Contact us if you would like to participate in our next photo shoot… or sponsor a photo shoot… or include a photo shoot in your organization’s event.
COMING SOON! “GRIEF DIARIES: FACES OF GRIEF” PHOTO BOOK (Press Release)
(Click thumbnail to view the larger photo and a bit about the participants and their loved ones. Photo gallery may take time to load…)