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!

Turbulence

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health challenges. About this photo: “I … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Separation

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Under Construction

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “Rochester, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Leaves and Sky

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “There … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Empty World

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

Solo Walk

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Innocent Creature

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Hank has had several close friends and family members struggle with mental illness. He lost a brother to suicide. … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Hawaiian Orchids

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

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Still Life

Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 16 Comments

What Lies Ahead

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a man in his sixties from Rochester, NY. Hank lost a brother to undiagnosed mental health problems that resulted in suicide. Members of his extended family … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Through The Swamp

Please welcome first-time contributor Hank Shaw, a man in his sixties from Rochester, NY. Hank lost a brother to undiagnosed mental health problems that resulted in suicide. Members of his extended family have … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ballerina-scape

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hiding Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 7 Comments

Motherhood

  Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 12 Comments

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