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!

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

Beauty All Around

Photo taken by contributor Joshua Beharry, a 28-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has suffered from depression. Since recovering from a severe depressive episode in 2010, Josh has become a passionate advocate … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Running From Myself

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 4, 2015 · 12 Comments

Waiting For The Emotions to Catch Up

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 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Season’s Changing

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man who has been suffering from bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through photography. About this photo: “Season’s Changing, Spring … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 5 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a writer, photographer, and mental health advocate who suffers from bipolar II. Photography has been a helpful tool in her recovery and symptom management, especially with … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Monk’s Robes

Photo taken by first-time contributor listen to the babe, a woman who has suffered from anxiety since the age of seven. Her first depressive episode occurred when she was in her thirties. … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Young Person’s Mental Health

Photos taken by first-time contributor Thea Waldron, a 21-year-old fine art photographer currently based in the West Midlands, England. Thea has struggled with both depression and anxiety. Her work is an examination of … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Going Nowhere

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

October 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Existing in Extremes

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

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Special Place 1

Photo taken by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 9 Comments

A Love Story

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

My Body

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

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