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!

Caught in Her Own Chaos

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 5 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

Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Tangle of Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Jamie. After spending most of her life in and out of deep depressions, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. She spent the first several … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

Storms are Coming

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Of Hurt and Hope

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

June 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Watching The Seconds Tick By

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Dance

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living and coping with depression, PTSD, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fascinated

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He’s been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

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

Love in the Time of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Karina Barszewski Churchill, a 38-year-old aspiring novelist and amateur photographer. Karina has bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, diagnosed in 1999. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Self Care

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

Uncertainty

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

May 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Anything Is Possible

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

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