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!

Nature At It’s Finest

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hunting Frogs, the Darkness of Childhood

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Don’t Give Up

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Gardner, a 54-year-old man from Miami, Oklahoma, who is in treatment and counseling for Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder. Kevin has started doing photography full time and currently is in the process … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

Quiet Mornings

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Mourning

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 four, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 6 Comments

Awesome

Please welcome first-time contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee loves her family. She’s from a small town but has a … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Emerging From the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “These days it seems that my life is emerging from the … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hidden

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

War Paint

Please welcome first-time contributor Shannon Kane, a 20-year-old photography undergraduate currently in the second year of her degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Shannon was first diagnosed with anxiety at the age of 12, … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beneath The Side Effects

Photo by contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, who alongside her Pomeranian, Zipper, has devoted her life to animal advocacy and photography. Brandy was diagnosed with … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Our Deepest Fear

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the director of Broken Light Collective. … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

Swimming Together

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Safe Harbour

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Grocery Cart

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

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