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!

Dust to Dust

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor and Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Pure Beauty in Vanoise

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Photo taken by Rainey who suffers from severe depression, and has a daughter with bipolar disorder. Every day is a struggle for both of them. About this photo: “This photograph was taken while … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Joy of Having Bipolar Disorder

 Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 18 Comments

The Climb

This photo was taken by P, a West Coast woman who loves how the mountains make her feel.  She watched as her mom struggled with depression during a long illness … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

One Step at a Time

Photos taken by DC, a 32-year-old bipolar photographer currently doing a short-term intensive DBT program at a mental institution. It is thankfully not a locked unit this time, so she is occasionally … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 15 Comments

The End of the World

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Semi-Nude

Photo taken by Jeannette Rose, or Jenny, a 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Life (Hope) Death

Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, then finally diagnosed with Bipolar … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 7 Comments

Circularity of Sea and Suffering

Photo taken by DeeDee, a woman in her mid-thirties from upstate New York who struggles with bipolar disorder and ADD. As is often the case with bipolar, her life has many … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · 6 Comments

Facade

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from mental illness. Her diagnoses include terrible depression and anxiety. She also suffers from fear and panic attacks. She loves to travel but … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 8 Comments

The Beast Inside

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties in New York who suffers from major mood shifts, perhaps caused by bipolar disorder. About this photo: “I saw this disturbing creature … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Awe-Inspiring Glaciers

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Taking a Leap

Photo taken by n23art who has struggled with depression much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

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