Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!

Fragile

Photo taken by first-time contributor ​Jesse, a 19-year-old artist who fights depression and anxiety. Lacking close friendships, Jesse found comfort in creative self-expression, especially poetry and photography. After struggling through a year of severe depression, he … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 6 Comments

Dark Thoughts

Photos taken by contributor millrick, a man who has been living in Toronto, Ontario, for the past 35 years. Rick has been living with a mood disorder for his entire adult life. Despite … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Come Out Fighting

Photos taken by contributor Yael, a woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. After a year of not going out much because of her anxiety, she finally … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Isolated

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Drowning In Emotion

Photo taken by first-time contributor Lucey Keast, an 18-year-old student photographer from Cornwall, England. During her first few weeks of university Lucey began to feel sad and low to an upsetting … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Tempest

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 54-year-old woman from the Blue Mountains in NSW Australia who lives with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Livonne had a tumultuous childhood which was followed by what turned … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Carousel Of Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years now. Her mental health has improved greatly after having her daughter and feeling true unconditional … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Dark Winter

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Outlook

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kathryne, a 26-year-old woman from the Upper East Side of New York City. In addition to growing up in a family surrounded by mental health challenges, she herself was … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

How The Light Gets In

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Unity

Photo by contributor Antalia Terblanche, a 21-year-old who lives in Bexleyheath, London, and suffers from depression. Antalia used to self-harm and struggle with bulimia. She sought treatment after her teachers noticed her grades slipping and her … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shoot For The Moon

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beauty in the Gloom

Photo taken by first-time contributor Sam, a soon-to-be teenager from the very South of Texas. Sam lives with severe Attention Deficit Disorder. The challenges he experiences due to lack of focus or hyper … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 8 Comments

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