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!

The Outlook

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kathryne, a 26-year-old woman from the Upper East Side of New York City. In addition to growing up in a family surrounded by mental health challenges, she herself was … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Unity

Photo by contributor Antalia Terblanche, a 21-year-old who lives in Bexleyheath, London, and suffers from depression. Antalia used to self-harm and struggle with bulimia. She sought treatment after her teachers noticed her grades slipping and her … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shoot For The Moon

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beauty in the Gloom

Photo taken by first-time contributor Sam, a soon-to-be teenager from the very South of Texas. Sam lives with severe Attention Deficit Disorder. The challenges he experiences due to lack of focus or hyper … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 8 Comments

Make A Wish

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 7 Comments

Struggling with Faith

Photo taken by first-time contributor Chad Wise, a 42-year-old man from Ohio. Chad is living with bipolar depression. About this photo: “One area that many people forget about is the struggle with … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Verbal Abuse

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

Catching Up On Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman who has suffered from depression for more than 30 years, and anxiety for the last 15. Due to her mental health challenges, as well as other … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Anxiety and Fear

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

January 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Other Side

Photos taken by contributor Michelle, a woman who battles recurrent major depression. For years, Michelle was struggling but didn’t understand what was happening to her. Eventually, she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist. Michelle writes, blogs, and does photography as … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 4 Comments

I Just Can’t Win

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

Wired

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Chaos Beauty Is Born

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin, a woman who has suffered most of her life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Three of Lori’s four children also struggle with mental … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

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