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!

Depression Train

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I, Bipolar II with psychotic features, and Paranoid Schizophrenia. His first acute episode occurred five years ago at the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Storms are Coming

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Of Hurt and Hope

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

June 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Watching The Seconds Tick By

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Dance

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

June 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Our Place Among the Clouds

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 … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment


Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He’s been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Shadows of Myself

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

Looking Back

Please welcome first-time contributor Emily Townsend, a self-portrait photographer from Issaquah, Washington, who has been unwillingly dealing with dysthymia since age 7. Some days are all right, while others are terrifying, especially the … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 6 Comments

I Am the Movement

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

May 30, 2015 · 9 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29-year-old aspiring photographer who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 15. She takes photos as a form of therapy. Liz struggled … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Love in the Time of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Karina Barszewski Churchill, a 38-year-old aspiring novelist and amateur photographer. Karina has bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, diagnosed in 1999. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 7 Comments

Self Care

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 8 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who was diagnosed with Bipolar and Paranoid Schizophrenia at the age of 41. Cheerios works and does his best to function at a level … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 15 Comments

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