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!

Fragile

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

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Swirl; a Depiction of Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Cracked Porcelain, a young adult who has faced many trials in her life, including depression and anxiety. She suffered in silence for many years until she entrusted this … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Under Construction

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “Rochester, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 2 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

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

Construction Ballet

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael, a 50-year-old software engineer from New Zealand who was diagnosed with clinical depression several years ago. To help his treatment, his family presented him with a camera, and membership in … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sunset and the Passing Storm

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 escapes … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Dilapidated

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

February 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

Natural Living Beauty

Please welcome first-time contributor John G. Evans, a man who has been suffering since 1972 from what is now known to be a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a trauma faced during military … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 17 Comments

Digging A Deeper Hole

Please welcome first-time contributor Savannah Condon, a 19-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in Seattle, WA. Savannah suffers from cyclomythia and depression. She has been on and off of various … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 15 Comments

Exploration

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

February 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

Withstanding Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor John Blair, an artist in his forties who resides in St. Louis, Missouri. John is a priest in residence at St. Claire and St. Francis Ecumenical Catholic Community. For … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

Going In

Please welcome first-time contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Heidi is a survivor of trauma and lives with anxiety, depression, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 26 Comments
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