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!

I’m. In. Together.

Photo taken by Mira from the midwest; a Registered Art Therapist and Certified Life, Youth & Family Coach. She is 58 years old and struggling with something she calls a … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · 9 Comments


Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression and anxiety. About this photo: It was a very special moment when I got my childhood nanny and daughter together for the … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 10 Comments

Start Spreading the News

Photo taken by D. from N.J. who struggles with anxiety and bipolar II. About this photo: New York City as viewed from across the Hudson River. The city seems calm, … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Consumed by Nature

Photo taken by J.K., 27 years old, of Sacramento, California. She suffers from depression and anxiety. About this photo: On a busy Midtown street stands a house neglected. It’s beautiful and … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Dark Angel

Photo taken by D.C. from N.Y. About this photo: It’s no secret that when depression takes hold, thoughts of death and dying and the nature of being may not be … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo taken by Cathy Fiebelkorn of NJ.  Although I do not have a mental illness, my life has been touched by people who cope with various forms of it. Whether … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Chained Up

Taken by a women in NYC who suffers from depression and anxiety. About this photo: I was walking around downtown, shooting as I went. I saw this moment and was … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 7 Comments

Because They Smile

Photos taken by “Ms. Anthropic” at Progressively Postnatal, who has struggled with mental illness as far back as her memories can reach. She is 27 years old, and has lived in Indiana all … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 9 Comments

Destructive Mind

Photo taken by Raven Adams, 26, of model Kimberly Magness in New York. About this photo: This was taken to display someone who believes they are toxic to the world and … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ugly Cry

Photos taken by Chris Fitzgerald, a fashion and fine art photographer in Los Angeles who has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood. About this photo: While it is something … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 11 Comments

La Bailarina

Photo taken by Paz, who struggles with depression. She was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2008, but a year ago got a more accurate diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. More … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

A Fragile Balance

Photo taken by a 40+ year old clinical psychologist, who struggles with mental illness (bipolar II disorder and ADD) and treats people with a full range of psychological and psychiatric problems. … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Tunnel

Photo taken by a woman with long term depression and anxiety. About this photo: Most of the time I find it hard to see a light at the end of … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

Decaying Within

Taken by a woman, depressed in Hoboken, NJ. About this photo: If you can imagine, from the front, this building looks totally normal, but if you look at it from … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

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