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 Dance

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living and coping with depression, PTSD, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dance of Light and Shadow

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Into the Light

Please welcome first-time contributor Matthew, a 34-year-old from Australia, currently based in Singapore, who for a number of years has fought a battle with substance and alcohol abuse. Photography has played a … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 12 Comments

Mine Eye

Please welcome first-time contributor Jo, a 31-year-old woman from Stafford, UK. Jo was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2012. The disorder took over most of her life and left her housebound … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Stoic Amongst Brokenness

Photo taken by contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September 2014 … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Broken Regulator

Please welcome first-time contributor Henry G, a 44-year-old UK based amateur photographer diagnosed with Bipolar I. Although having survived crippling and terrifying symptoms from his late teens, he was not diagnosed … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Confinement

Photo taken by contributor Amy Collier, a third-year photography student who has been suffering with Anorexia for five years and has received various forms of treatment. Now in the process of … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 10 Comments

Hannah

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Moment By Moment

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic arts student who resides in North Canton, Ohio. 15 years ago, Liz was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder after her first hospital stay. Since then, Liz has survived suicide … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 17 Comments

Luck

Photo by contributor Hannah, a 20-year-old from Vermont. After struggling with depression for several years, Hannah attempted to end her life at the age of seventeen. She is now using her story … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mid-Flight

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 8 Comments

False Mirror

Photo 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 by … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

Self

Please say hello to first-time contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

Brand New Day

Photo by contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

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