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!

Through the Glass Darkly

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 … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Empty World

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

February 4, 2015 · 5 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

Eye of Innocence

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 23 Comments

Eyes Full of Questions

Photo taken by first-time contributor Uday Narayanan, a 26-year-old from New Delhi, India. Uday has an uncle who suffers from Schizophrenia. His uncle has been living with him for the last 20 … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 4 Comments


Photo taken by a woman who experiences severe depressive episodes. She loves photography, animals, and traveling when she is up to it. About this photo: “I love giraffes. Their graceful … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 13 Comments

Destructive Mind

Photo taken by Raven Adams, 26, of model Kimberly Magness in New York. About this photo: This was taken to display someone who believes they are toxic to the world and … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ugly Cry

Photos taken by Chris Fitzgerald, a fashion and fine art photographer in Los Angeles who has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood. About this photo: While it is something … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 11 Comments

Rainey’s Eyes

Photo taken by Rainey, who suffers from depression. About this photo: I often stare into my own eyes, looking for the depression that I feel deep in my soul. It seems … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments


Photo taken by S. I am a 27 year old woman who has struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager (and truthfully I have probably been depressed longer, … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 17 Comments

Masquerade; Beguiling

Photo taken by Stephanie Cook,  Muse & Sparrow Photography. Knoxville, TN Depression and anxiety have been dark acquaintances of mine since I was a child.  I have always felt like the … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

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