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!

Disconnect

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

Release

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

For Don

The following is a repeat post to honor Don, a member of the Broken Light Collective community who we learned has taken his life. Don was a wonderful, talented man … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Slow Going

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Not So New Horizon

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

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Authentic

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

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eye Of The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by meditating, doing yoga, walking when weather permits, … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Candy Canes, Clouds and Clowns…Oh My!

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

September 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ana, She Calls To Me

Photo by contributor Rhian Lloyd, a woman who faces mental health challenges every day, including anorexia and depression. In addition to regularly breaking down over her weight and/or feeling low and alone, she … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

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