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!

Walking on Water

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Self 2

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Broken Regulator

Please welcome first-time contributor Henry G, a 44-year-old UK based amateur photographer diagnosed with Bipolar I. Although having survived crippling and terrifying symptoms from his late teens, he was not diagnosed … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Lights of Love

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 escapes … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 4 Comments


Photo taken by 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

December 17, 2014 · 10 Comments

Nowhere Fast

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 9 Comments


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 help treat and express himself for about four years … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Scaring My Dreams

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

December 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Mare

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jason Grim, a 25-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida. Jason is a self-portrait artist who uses his lens to create dark characters and situations. As an artist he … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Living The Bipolar Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Laura Mclean. a woman from Ontario, Canada, who was first diagnosed as a child with dissociative disorders. Auditory and visual hallucinations were the norm. At that … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 9 Comments

Lighthouse Guide

Photo taken by 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 2014 … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

Autistic Brain On Fire

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

December 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Walk On

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 7 Comments

Still Standing-Alone

Photo taken by contributor Tara, a mom in her mid-30′s who struggles with depression and anxiety. Mental health issues have always played a role in her life, beginning in childhood with a schizophrenic relative, … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

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