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!

I Am the Movement

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

May 30, 2015 · 8 Comments

Withered but Perfect

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Other Side of the Fence

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 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

How Mental Illness Feels

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who was diagnosed with Bipolar and Paranoid Schizophrenia at the age of 41. Cheerios works and does his best to function at a level … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 9 Comments

Obsessive Thoughts

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Conquering Inner Battles

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

April 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Living In My Car

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

April 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Final Moments

Photo taken by contributor Mark, a portrait photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who lives with bipolar disorder. About this photo: “This was a portrait that I took of my grandfather three weeks before he died in … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 8 Comments

Commanding the Chaos

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

April 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

Self Portrait

Photo taken by contributor Mark, a portrait photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who lives with bipolar disorder. About this photo: “Self portrait. This is one of those photos that I really don’t want to try to … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mood Lift

Photo taken by contributor Samina, a Molecular Biologist who has an MSEd in School Counseling. She is also a wife and a mother. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 1 in … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Washing Away Pain

Photo taken by contributor Heather, a 27-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with bipolar type II and major depressive disorder. She sometimes has psychotic episodes and/or panic attacks when going through a depressive cycle. … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

Stop and Pay Attention

Please welcome first-time contributor Cheerios, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I, Bipolar II with psychotic features, and Paranoid Schizophrenia. His first acute episode occurred five years ago at the … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 12 Comments

Frozen

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

March 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

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