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!

Self

Photo taken by contributor Mark, a portrait photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who lives with bipolar disorder. About this photo: “Self portrait. One of my many. I hate the way I look when I smile.”  Find … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Self Portrait #5

Photo taken by contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York.  Heidi is a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse and lives with anxiety, depression, … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 11 Comments

Having Faith

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

March 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Refuge

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This is a picture … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Overcoming Anxiety – Part II

Photos taken by contributor Racquel Fortuna, a 31-year-old woman from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Racquel lives with severe anxiety that causes her to shut herself off from the rest of the world. She often feels overwhelmed by fear, doubt, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Tranquility

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

March 10, 2015 · 9 Comments

Illuminate

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

March 9, 2015 · 9 Comments

Construction Ballet

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael, a 50-year-old software engineer from New Zealand who was diagnosed with clinical depression several years ago. To help his treatment, his family presented him with a camera, and membership in … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Life With Eyes Half Open

Please welcome first-time contributor Alyssa, a 23-year-old woman from Michigan who has a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Northern Michigan University. Her fine art reflects controversial and personal subjects. She was diagnosed … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sunset and the Passing Storm

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

March 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Quiet Place

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. Leya has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety. She also grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Difference in Sight

Photo taken by contributor Sunil Kora, a man in his twenties from Mumbai, India who works at a software company as a system engineer. He has experienced bouts of severe depression and isolation. Sunil believes his photos often … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Negative (Body Image)

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Drowning

Please welcome first-time contributor Ruby, a 20-year-old woman from England who has suffered from depression for the past eight years. As she nears the end of her degree in photography, she … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 10 Comments
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