A powerful photo project, captivates the emptiness behind child loss

RICHLAND, Wash. - A grieving mother, presents an emotional and powerful photo project, captivating the emptiness parents have felt behind child loss.

The opening reception for her project will be held 5 p.m. Friday, January 12, in the WSU Tri-Cities Art Gallery.

The art display includes men and women from all over the world who have lost a child, including 35 from the Tri-Cities.

The photo project started after Susana Butterworth lost her son Walter last March.

She said during the time she was experiencing a lot of grief, but no one was talking about her loss.

Butterworth said this project has given her hope and courage to have that conversation now.

Butterworth said, “With this project its essentially just helping people find their voice and also finding conclusions to their stories, maybe not closing out that part of their past but just finding a way for them to speak up about it and show others that it's okay to talk about it.”

The photo project will be on display Jan. 12 - Feb. 8, in the WSU Tri-Cities Art Gallery.

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