Heartbreaking Photos of Dead Children’s Bedrooms

London photographer Miranda Hutton found the parents through support groups and bereavement websites. Some immaculately maintained the rooms as they were on the day their child died, dusting under the teddy bears, up-keeping a pristine time capsule for years. Others let the dust gather around the picture frames and shelves, sealing the untouched room in with its memories or began to let go, slowly transforming the unoccupied spaces into guest rooms, storage places — even an art studio. Shot from the doorway, because as she explained to Vice, “it felt a little less intrusive that way,” Hutton’s poignant Rooms Project documents stages of grief and the loaded significance of rooms and possessions left behind. Visit the rooms in our gallery.


Photo credit: Miranda Hutton. Died three years ago (2010)