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 Empath – Self Portrait

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

May 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 53-year-old woman from New South Wales in Australia who lives with PTSD, anxiety and depression. Following the death of her daughter on an access visit 20 years … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Prison Without Bars

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 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Winter

Photo taken by contributor Craig MacLean, a 51-year-old man living in Ontario, Canada. Craig is a film school graduate. In that program he felt completely in his element, but after graduation he was never … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Story of Abraham

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather Williamson, a 35-year-old woman from Palm Springs, California. Heather has experienced many ups and downs. At one point, her world as she knew it came crumbling down, and a new … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

Black and White

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

April 5, 2015 · 15 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

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 · 13 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 · 4 Comments

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

Sea of Pain

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

February 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Exquisite Beauty

Photo by 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 service … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 20 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

Juxtaposition

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 3 Comments
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