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!

Dance of Light and Shadow

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

May 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Anxiety Returns

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 12 Comments

Mine Eye

Please welcome first-time contributor Jo, a 31-year-old woman from Stafford, UK. Jo was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2012. The disorder took over most of her life and left her housebound … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Different Views

Please welcome first-time contributor Laura Grimsley, a third year photography student from Kent, United Kingdom. She has battled with Depression and Anxiety since childhood. Laura uses photography to share her views on … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 8 Comments

Overcoming Anxiety – Part III

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

April 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Metamorphosis

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

April 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

Escape

Photo taken by contributor Evokative Photographie, a 31-year-old woman from Pocatello, ID. She has struggled with Major Depressive Disorder since she was a teen, and has been managing it with medication … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Beauty of the Different

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

April 14, 2015 · 6 Comments

Serenity

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 8 Comments

Swirl; a Depiction of Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Cracked Porcelain, a young adult who has faced many trials in her life, including depression and anxiety. She suffered in silence for many years until she entrusted this … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

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 · 7 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 · 4 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
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