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!

The Year Out

Please welcome first-time contributor Amy Collier, a third-year photography student who has been suffering with Anorexia for five years and has received various forms of treatment. Now in the process of … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Master of the Lock

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Zen

Photo taken by contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome most of … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Split

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 13 Comments

Angular

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from bipolar disorder, type II. She is a writer, photographer, life coach and mental health advocate. Danielle is also … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Moment By Moment

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic arts student who resides in North Canton, Ohio. 15 years ago, Liz was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder after her first hospital stay. Since then, Liz has survived suicide … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 16 Comments

The Next Big Thing

Photo taken by contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to treat and express himself for about four years now. … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Luck

Photo by contributor Hannah, a 20-year-old from Vermont. After struggling with depression for several years, Hannah attempted to end her life at the age of seventeen. She is now using her story … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beach Therapy

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her forties from Boulder, Colorado, who suffers from severe depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia. She passionately loves photography, writing, music, and her many other creative … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 7 Comments

Let Me In

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 7 Comments

Keep Swimming

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing rather … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

Frozen

Please say hello to first-time contributor Ilanna, a 59-year-old writer and photographer living in Toronto, Canada. For many years Ilanna has coped with panic disorder. Photography is her way of coping … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Emergency

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Autistic Brain

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 10 Comments
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