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!

Looking Back

Please welcome first-time contributor Emily Townsend, a self-portrait photographer from Issaquah, Washington, who has been unwillingly dealing with dysthymia since age 7. Some days are all right, while others are terrifying, especially the … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 5 Comments

A Place Called Home

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 23, 2015 · 3 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

Reality?

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 8 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 53-year-old woman from New South Wales in Australia who lives with PTSD, anxiety and depression. Following the death of her daughter on an access visit 20 years … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Conquering Inner Battles

Photos taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter in her thirties from Northeast Kansas who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Lights on the Path of Change

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

April 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Left Behind

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

Hidden in Shadows

Please welcome first-time contributor Ynne Black, an 18-year-old from the Czech Republic. Ynne has suffered from depression for several years to varying degrees. It causes her chronic insomnia and occasional anxiety. … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 15 Comments

Crystal Web

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 15 Comments

Stolen Kiss

Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 14 Comments

Edge

Please welcome first-time contributor Jennifer, a 23-year-old photographer out of Jacksonville, Florida, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Jennifer’s photography is influenced by her PTSD, and anxiety in general. Her work tends to center on … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 12 Comments

Nowhere Fast

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Mare

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jason Grim, a 25-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida. Jason is a self-portrait artist who uses his lens to create dark characters and situations. As an artist he … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

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