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!

A Thousand Words

Photo taken by Anonymous 24, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She will be receiving her BA in art history and computer science in 2013, after walking away from being a studio arts major. Her … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Moving Free

Photo taken by Raven Adams, 26, of model Lillian Concepcion in New York. About this photo: This photo was taken of Lillian who is a choreographer/dancer. We decided on Coney Island because she … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 7 Comments

Sweet Slumber

Photo taken by Joan Currie from San Francisco, California, USA, of Lauren DiMarco. About this photo: When my husband was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis he sank into a deep depression … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Nobody’s Perfect

Photo taken by Halfwaybetweenthegutter, 27, living on the coast in the UK. She is very familar with diagoses and the failings of her mental health system. Dignosed with borderline personality disorder, severe … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 12 Comments

Rainey’s Eyes

Photo taken by Rainey, who suffers from depression. About this photo: I often stare into my own eyes, looking for the depression that I feel deep in my soul. It seems … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Streaking Hare

Photos by Lauren Turton, from Dayton, Ohio who has recently moved to San Diego, California. Lauren experienced deep anxiety after returning to school at 25 to pursue her passion for photography … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · 16 Comments

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 30 Comments

Who I Am

Photo taken by Miz Roket, 36, in Norway. I figured out that I’ve been depressed since I was 11. It wasn’t until my late 20s I got the diagnosis seasonal depression. I’ve tried therapy … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

Fighting Insecurities

Photo taken by Jennifer Hopkins, who suffers from depression and anxiety. She also cares for her husband who is bipolar. They live in Greater Manchester, UK. Past work here. About these photos: I’m … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 5 Comments

Masquerade; Self

Photo taken by Stephanie Cook, of Knoxville, TN. She has suffered from anxiety and depression for many years. Depression and anxiety have been dark acquaintances of mine since I was a … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · 10 Comments

Dancing in the Forrest

Photo taken by Reverine, 21, living in the UK. She has dealt with depression in the past and has people close to her suffering. About this photo: A few years ago I … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 7 Comments


Photo taken by Brooke, 33, from Florida, who suffers from depression. About this photo: I suffered from depression ever since my mother died of complications with multiple sclerosis over 16 … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 10 Comments

Look At Me Now

Photo taken by Nellie, 22, in Duluth Minnesota, who suffered from depression. I am someone who keeps to myself; My problems, my worries. I don’t tell anyone anything that’s bothering … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · 5 Comments


About this photo: I have found that Henna can be a beautiful thing in the darkness of depression. It is used to dye skin, or nails, or hair in unique and … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 17 Comments

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