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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for much of his life. It was taken at the beaver pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

About this photo: I made this photograph in the late afternoon after taking a nice hike. I love finding images that work as analogies to the things I encounter and have problem with, i.e. bridges, change…I have battled depression for a lot of my 63 years. I used to self medicate with alcohol, pot, coke, speed or whatever would alter the perception of reality. I now use prozac and photography to try and stay up. It works for the most part. 

**Submit your photos here. **Sending our best to contributor The Quiet Borderline who is leaving the psychiatric hospital today!

9 responses to “Many Rivers to Cross”

  1. anaslense Avatar

    So beautiful!


  2. Rosina Peixoto Avatar

    Bridges make me think of union. Let´s build more bridges among nations.
    Pretty pic!


  3. Irfan Hussain Avatar

    it’s a fabulous shot


  4. rutheh Avatar

    Great light.


  5. laz Avatar

    Beautiful!! Looks like another world in the other side!


  6. anotherthousandwords Avatar

    Marvelous shot, Mr. Work!


  7. 8teen39 Avatar

    Seems like you caught this just at the right time. The lighting is gorgeous. So’s the shot. I’d love to see this from various angles and how the light plays off the water


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    […] Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. […]


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