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!

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that she … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Hiding My Feelings

Photo taken by contributor Alyssa, a 23-year-old woman from Michigan who has a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Northern Michigan University. Her fine art reflects controversial and personal subjects. She was diagnosed … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

Breaking Through

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

March 26, 2015 · 7 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

Latitude

Photo taken by 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, in an isolated village, in an … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Higher Power

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Walls and Bars

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

March 20, 2015 · 7 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 · 7 Comments

Inner Illumination

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

March 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Life Blends Into the Street

Photo taken by contributor Yael, a 26-year-old woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. She found at the beginning it was hard to go out and … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mission Espada

Photos taken by contributor John G. Evans, a man who has been suffering for many years from what is now known to be a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a trauma faced during military … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

Self

Photo taken by contributor Mark, a portrait photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who lives with bipolar disorder. About this photo: “Self portrait. One of my many. I hate the way I look when I smile.”  Find … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Self Portrait #5

Photo taken by contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York.  Heidi is a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse and lives with anxiety, depression, … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 11 Comments
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