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!


Photos taken by Paz, who was initially diagnosed with bipolar II, but recently got a new diagnosis of major depressive disorder comorbid with borderline personality disorder. She was also born with a brittle … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 9 Comments


Photos taken by Micaela Brookman from Los Angeles, California. Micaela is a young model and aspiring photographer. Her work is greatly influenced by Salvador Dali and Richard Avedon. When Micaela was seven years old she … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 11 Comments


About this photo: Depression blues often make me feel as though I am underwater. Sometimes drowning, sometimes just pressed down by the weight, but always hearing and seeing the world in a … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 9 Comments


Photo taken by Rosie Douglas, from the northeast of England, in a city called Newcastle. She is currently going through depression due to many issues going on in her life at the … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Matching Chucks {For Mom’s Day}

Photo taken by Cathy Fiebelkorn of NJ. A friend of mine battles anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts but says that motherhood has bound her to this earth, and there is … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 8 Comments

An Empty Stare

Photo taken by Carly Mueller from Minnesota. I was depressed at a younge age and felt so alone and felt as if I didn’t have any friends. Through the years  I have … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Becoming the Nothingness

About this photo: I have suffered from depression for too many years to count. Every time I think it is lifting it comes back again and takes over. Sometimes I … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Hare and the Bear

Photos by Lauren Turton from Dayton, Ohio who has recently moved to San Diego, California.  After years of working in the restaurant industry she decided to return to school to pursue … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

Behind the Mask

Photos taken by Sara, 23, who has experienced major anxiety and panic attacks. She has lived through mental abuse, physical abuse, and social abuse in her past. More recently, she … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 16 Comments

Boxed In

Photo by Dee, who has been diagnosed with many things through the years. She primarily suffers from depression, but this picture speaks to her bipolar nature. About this photo: I … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 7 Comments

Coming out of the Dark

Photo taken by Alice  from England, who suffers from cyclothymia. More about her here. About this photo: One of the reasons I took up photography was to avoid having my own … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 10 Comments

Finding the Strength to Get Out

Photo taken by Serena Pirredda from Genova, Italy. She has suffered for many years with depression, and symptoms of borderline personally disorder. About this photo: Too often I felt out of place. … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 19 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

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