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!

Struggle for Control

Photos taken by contributor Stephen from Maryland. He was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder a few years ago. He has also suffered from crippling anxiety attacks and substance abuse. His issues came to … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 17 Comments

Raw {Food} Energy

Photos taken by The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness and … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Smiling Sunflower

Photo taken by Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is a … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

When Darkness Lifts

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 11 Comments

Time Leaves Footprints

Photo taken by Lisa Day, a woman who lives with anxiety disorder, PTSD, depressive disorder and mild bipolar. She recalls being ‘melancholy’ for most of her life, but things progressively got worse … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Loving Someone with Mental Illness

Photo taken by a woman in New Jersey who battles the ups and downs of bipolar disorder. She is a wife and mother who enjoys taking photos and helping other … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 12 Comments

Baby Love

Photo taken by a photographer and mom who suffers from severe depression. Despite the depths she may sink to, she is able to find joy in capturing special moments in … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 16 Comments

Free Ya Soul; Sweden

Photos taken by The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness and … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Lightness of Being

Photo taken by contributor 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, … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

Escaping Negativity; Ibiza

Photo taken by contributor Emma, a 19-year-old from the north east of England. Over the past few years she has visited dark patches of depression and lack of self worth with severe … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Levitation; A Release from Abuse

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 14 Comments

Sunset Over the Yellow Sea

Photo taken by PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 14 Comments

Pill Sunrise

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and bipolar II. She likes anything creative, especially photography, and seeks to find the beauty and art … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Stormy Skies Ahead

Photo taken by a woman in North Carolina who has been suffering from a major depressive episode for the past two years. She also suffers from anxiety and panic disorder. It … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 9 Comments

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