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!

Letting You Go

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

November 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Ocean

Photos taken by first-time contributor Khalil McBride, a teenager from Connecticut who has been living with psychosis and depression since he was 13-years-old. Over the years, he has seen numerous therapist … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Hand to Hold

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 2 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21-year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since opened … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment


Photo taken by first-time contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario, Canada. Mike was an alcoholic and suffered from depression by the age of 25. Anxiety disorder … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 7 Comments

Pure Joy

Photo taken by first-time contributor Estelle Haward, a 52-year-old mother of three, and grandmother to a bunch of boys ranging from 2 months to 12 years. Estelle has battled mental health issues for most … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Tired of this World

Photo taken by first-time contributor Marion Orgaer, an 18-year-old woman who lives in France. Marion, an amateur photographer and video director, was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves taking minimalist photos because … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 6 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding My Light in the Darkness

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

November 13, 2015 · 9 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984. About … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Miracle of Becoming Whole

Photo taken by first-time contributor Annali, a 49-year-old mother and teacher from Massachusetts who has struggled throughout her life with depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. In her twenties, she was diagnosed with PTSD, and … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

Flying Free

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kyle Shisler, a 19-year-old man from northern California who recently started college. Kyle has had to overcome numerous challenges including severe depression, anxiety, anger issues, as … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Some Days

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Some days it is my photography and my sweet dog … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Perfectly Woven Together

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

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