For the past 4 years, Seattle photographer Lynette Huffman Johnson has donated her services to families faced with the unthinkable—the inevitable deaths of their children. She began photographing infants in the palliative care unit at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Her photographs captured the love and life of these children in a way that celebrates them and honors their memories. Her work elicited such an enormous response both locally and internationally that Johnson set up Soulumination to try to meet the demand among bereaved and grieving families for the kind of portraiture she provides. Soulumination recognizes the unique devastation brought on by the loss of a child and hopes to counter societal misconceptions of child death by openly celebrating these children’s lives.
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