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!

Depression Train

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I, Bipolar II with psychotic features, and Paranoid Schizophrenia. His first acute episode occurred five years ago at the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hope

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who was diagnosed with Bipolar and Paranoid Schizophrenia at the age of 41. Cheerios works and does his best to function at a level … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 14 Comments

How Mental Illness Feels

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who was diagnosed with Bipolar and Paranoid Schizophrenia at the age of 41. Cheerios works and does his best to function at a level … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 9 Comments

Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Cricket, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Smiling With Your Eyes

Please welcome first-time contributor Sarah, a woman who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in her twenties. Now aged 34 she continually battles the condition but is proud to have a family of her … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

We Are No One, We Are One

Please say hello to first-time contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic arts student who resides in North Canton, Ohio. 15 years ago, Liz was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. This is a mix of bipolar … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s Raining In Paradise

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

Today is the Beginning

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nigel O’Sullivan, a 44-year-old man from Killarney, Ireland. Nigel has been in and out of the mental health system with various diagnoses including … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Connection to God

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Finding Spirituality

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 9 Comments

Positive Energy

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bay Bridge

Please welcome first-time contributor William “Cricket” Ulrich, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for shutting down, hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

Yoga in India

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until earlier this year when … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

And the Journey Begins; India

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs like Speed, Mdma, Cocaine and … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

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