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!

Where The Disorders Began

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor millrick, a man who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rick’s experience with mood disorders started as a teen in an isolated farmhouse, … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 12 Comments

Coming Out Of The Bipolar Closet

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties from New Jersey who has suffered from a variety of mental health challenges, including severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 17 Comments

Perfection In The Imperfect

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 … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Blessing And A Curse

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

Smile In Tanzania

Please welcome first-time contributor Antalia Terblanche, a 19-year-old who lives in Bexleyheath, London, and suffers from depression. Antalia used to self-harm and struggle with bulimia. She sought treatment two years ago, after her teachers noticed her grades … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

One Step at a Time

Photo taken by a contributor in Florida. She is a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She is also a wife, mother, and artist. About this photo: “My … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

You Never Look Like This In Real Life

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Dreamer

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 10 Comments

Rebirth

Please welcome first-time contributor Menolly, a 24-year-old woman from Salt Lake City, UT. She has battled anxiety and depression for most of her life. About 5 years ago, she experienced a severe … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Laughter

Photo taken by a contributor who has experienced episodes of extreme depression with agoraphobia. She is a wife and mother to a little human and a furbaby. About this photo: “This … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Glowing Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor KB in Kansas. Many people know that KB has insomnia, but what they don’t know is that she also struggles with severe depression and an attachment … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 14 Comments

Scarlet Forest

Please welcome first-time contributor Jeanne Fiedler, 59, of Washington Twp., NJ. She has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. It used to control her life, but no more. She has gotten through … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 12 Comments

Under the Bridge

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

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beauty Comes From the Heart

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

October 28, 2013 · 21 Comments

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