Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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The Gift

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

I Get Stars In My Eyes

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 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Hand to Hold

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

November 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Planted

Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21 year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Haunted Mind

Photography by first-time contributor Ashley Whitt, a 29-year-old fine art photographer whose work deals with themes of duality within the self, psychological states, and mortality. After losing her mother to … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 6 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

Wagon

Photo taken by 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

January 7, 2015 · 10 Comments

Grief is Borne when Loss is Born

Photo taken by contributor MB, a 52-year-old writer and photographer living in recovery from depression in southwest London. About this photo: “I took this in September in a cemetery near where I live.  … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 10 Comments

Freedom

Please welcome first-time contributor Hannah, a 20-year-old from Vermont. After struggling with depression for several years, Hannah attempted to end her life at the age of seventeen. She is now using her … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Wound Time Heals Slowest

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Into the Unknown

Photo by contributor Anjum Singhania. Anjum suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His challenges often lead him to feelings of anxiety and an inability to concentrate on things that are important to him. He is trying … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

Smile

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing rather … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Keep Your Head Up

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Brand New Day

Photo by contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

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