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!

Dark Winter

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Make A Wish

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 7 Comments

Struggling with Faith

Photo taken by first-time contributor Chad Wise, a 42-year-old man from Ohio. Chad is living with bipolar depression. About this photo: “One area that many people forget about is the struggle with … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Manic Mental Momentum

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

January 14, 2016 · 16 Comments

The Gift

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

January 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Wired For Struggle

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 7 Comments

Hope

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nicole, a woman in her forties who has had a diagnosis of bipolar with psychosis for the past six years. Nicole has experienced symptoms, however, since she … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Silent Cry

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

December 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Alone at Christmastime

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late eighties. Kevin is supported by a wonderful mental health team, including a counselor, … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

A True Friend

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 6 Comments

Ebb and Flow

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

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Bipolar Brain

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kate, a 21-year-old Sociology major turned photographer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Kate was diagnosed with Rapid Cycling Bipolar I Disorder and anxiety in high school after having … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 8 Comments

Serenity

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

December 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Hand to Hold

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 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

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