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!

Pure Joy

Photo taken by first-time contributor Estelle Haward, a 52-year-old mother of three, and grandmother to a bunch of boys ranging from 2 months to 12 years. Estelle has battled mental health issues for most … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Calm in the midst of the Storm

Please welcome first time contributor Kevin W. Gardner. Kevin has been suffering with mental illness all of his life. He deals with mental illness through photography and through music. He … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Broken Light Collective Announcements!

Just for today, we are straying from our format a bit to share some exciting news!!! Our first live exhibit is coming up in just a few weeks! “FROM DARKNESS … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 25 Comments

Looking Through

Photo taken by Malgorzata, or Margaret to some, a 28-year-old woman from Warsaw, Poland. In her own words: “Amateur photographer. Maybe someday turns hobby into a work. Stuck between two countries, … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

Reaching Farther

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

You Need Me

Photo by Christopher Scott & Viviana Urvina. Christopher Scott is an award winning internationally recognised social awareness poster designer from Northern Ireland. His work has been exhibited all over the world … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo taken by Cathy Fiebelkorn of NJ.  Although I do not have a mental illness, my life has been touched by people who cope with various forms of it. Whether … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Moving Free

Photo taken by Raven Adams, 26, of model Lillian Concepcion in New York. About this photo: This photo was taken of Lillian who is a choreographer/dancer. We decided on Coney Island because she … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 7 Comments


Photos taken by Micaela Brookman from Los Angeles, California. Micaela is a young model and aspiring photographer. Her work is greatly influenced by Salvador Dali and Richard Avedon. When Micaela was seven years old she … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 11 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Beacon of Hope

Photo taken by Callum Snape, whose sister helps treat substance abusers and people with mental health issues on a daily basis. She is an amazing woman who helps heal people, an … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

A Limber Heart

Photo taken by Abby. I live in the Bay Area of California and am currently working through the birth of a beast, called Bipolar II. I am still learning about what it … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 15 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual (aka Waves of Light)

Photos taken by D. I have been staying in someone else’s home this week, so predictably, insomnia has reared it’s head, with a hint of hypomania. When I am in … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 23 Comments

Beneath the Surface

Photo by TMS Therapy Mama: I’m a long time mood disorder sufferer trying to find the way to recovery. Photography and my daughter are my passions. About this photo: Beneath … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

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