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!

Hiding My Feelings

Photo taken by 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 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Inner Illumination

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

March 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Life Blends Into the Street

Photo taken by contributor Yael, a 26-year-old woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. She found at the beginning it was hard to go out and … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Overcoming Anxiety

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

February 23, 2015 · 21 Comments

Volcanoscape

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

February 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

Porch of Goodness

Photo taken by contributor Daniel, a man in his forties of Puerto Rican decent who currently lives in Burlington, New Jersey. He was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

Are We Safe?

Photos 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

February 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

Surviving Our Harshest Winters

Please welcome first-time contributor Harris Lieberman, a man who has spent fifty of his sixty-three years living with depression and anxiety. He has reached the conclusion that he will never be able … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Sunflower Self

Please welcome first-time contributor Erika, a 29-year-old artist and mother who has battled with depression and anxiety (both social and generalized) for 15 years. She also spiraled into addiction, particularly opiate … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 10 Comments

Frozen

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

January 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Salt-Crust and Blue

Photo taken by contributor Jan Smitowicz, a 29-year-old prison survivor and vegan who suffers from depression and anxiety, both of which are exacerbated by severe and constant pain in both knees caused by nerve damage. … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 10 Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 27,513 other followers