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!

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that she … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 12 Comments

Breaking Through

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

March 26, 2015 · 8 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

Refuge

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This is a picture … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Tranquility

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

March 10, 2015 · 9 Comments

Sea of Pain

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

February 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Autistic Brain On Fire

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Walk On

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Autistic Brain

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Child Within

Please welcome first time contributor Michelle Beckett, a 43-year-old from Vancouver, BC. Michelle was recently diagnosed with PTSD. She also has a history of depression, OCD and anxiety. After struggling for years … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 11 Comments

Beautiful But Toxic

Photo by contributor Ben. Ben has an anxiety disorder manifesting itself in OCD and Depression. He also experiences low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “I often used to enjoy getting out on … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 20 Comments

Mystical Forest

Please say hello to first-time contributor Patrick O’Connor, a 45-year-old nature photographer from Colorado and New York.  Patrick suffers from bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and OCD. He enjoys planning photography trips to try … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 15 Comments

Forgotten

Photo by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her focus, purpose, and an outlet to express the feelings that she finds … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 22 Comments

Into the Unknown

Photo by contributor Anjum Singhania. Anjum suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His challenges often lead him to feelings of anxiety and an inability to concentrate on things that are important to him. He is trying … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 6 Comments
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