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!

Behind Smoke and Mask

Photos taken by contributor Katie Kelleher, a freelance artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been faced with mental health challenges, including bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anorexia, and self … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 2 Comments


Please welcome first time contributor Layne, an 18-year-old photographer living with Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociation. They have found photography therapeutic and something that helps them think about feelings and … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 5 Comments

Floating On

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 22-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from depression and anxiety for many years now. She feels very passionate about photography. It’s so much more … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Wash Over Me

Photo taken by contributor Lucey Keast, a 20-year-old student photographer from Cornwall, England. She first submitted a photograph to Broken Light during her first year of University when she first got … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 4 Comments

A Foot In Front Of The Other

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 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Multiple Exposure

Please welcome first time contributor Beth, a 22-year-old photography student from the UK. Through her images she aims to reduce the stigma and stereotypes often attached to mental health issues by … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Green and lush

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Daniella, a college student, battling Depression and PTSD. She finds hope through expressing herself through photography and writing. She is passionate in sharing … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 2 Comments


Please welcome first-time contributor James, a long-term sufferer of mental illness from London who was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. James believes in the power of talking and that … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

8 Years Later

Please welcome first-time contributor Lisa-Marie, a woman who’s experience of living through abuse caused her to have deep emotions, anxiety and panic attacks. The experience caused her to be silent … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Moments of Peace

Please welcome first time contributor Carole, a 51-year-old woman who lives in a small village in the UK that she thinks of as a small piece of heaven, but it … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 2 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with anxiety, PTSD, depression and dissociation. She has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by walking when able, meditation, yoga, writing, … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

Through The Trees

Photo taken by contributor Jacque, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Jacque is a devoted wife to her husband of over 23 years, as well as … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · 14 Comments

Good Morning and…

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

BE better

Please welcome first time contributor Federica, an Italian woman in her late twenties. She was diagnosed in 2012 with recurring panic attacks and mild depression. She has also experienced mental illness … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

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