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!

Surviving Our Harshest Winters

Please welcome first-time contributor Harris Lieberman, a man who has spent fifty of his sixty-three years living with depression and anxiety. He has reached the conclusion that he will never be able … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Arcs of Soaring Rainbows

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

January 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Blooming

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

January 15, 2015 · 12 Comments

Salt-Crust and Blue

Photo taken by contributor Jan Smitowicz, a 29-year-old prison survivor and vegan who suffers from depression and anxiety, both of which are exacerbated by severe and constant pain in both knees caused by nerve damage. … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 10 Comments

Rose Series

Photos taken by contributor Kitt O’Malley, a mother and wife who lives with bipolar disorder type II. Kitt is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, but hasn’t practiced as a psychotherapist in over … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 16 Comments

Walking on Water

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 129 Comments

Hawaiian Orchids

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. Leya has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety. She also grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Eye of Pollen

Please welcome first-time contributor Sheri Elizabeth, a 43-year-old woman from the Southeast who has struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. In addition to fighting these demons daily, she also now … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Beauty Within

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

September 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Absorbing Life

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ben. Ben has an anxiety disorder that manifests itself in OCD and Depression About these photos: “These were taken in Bedfordshire by myself during the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Derelict School Cottage

Please say hello to first-time contributor Rachel Mathias, a 45-year-old woman from Pembrokeshire, Wales in the UK. Rachel is a long time sufferer of bipolar 1 & ADD. She is a … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

Finding Beauty In The Little Things

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has fought a lifelong battle with PTSD and Bipolar II (both of which were only recently diagnosed). She has had many people in her family … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thief In The Night

Please welcome first-time contributor MBS, a 51-year-old woman from southwest London. MBS has experienced four major depressive episodes in her life. Sometimes she feels well, as if she doesn’t have any mental health difficulties … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

No Pot of Gold

Photo 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 by … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 9 Comments
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