Who we are & why we are

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 Mitch Elder, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and left 18 cm of his intestines on foreign soil. He has chronic depression, anxiety, and PTSD, but doesn’t let it define him.

About this photo: This photograph was taken at Crater Lake in Oregon in 2010. It was taken with a Crown Graphic 4×5 camera, with a 135mm Wollensak Optar lens, and Velvia 100 film.

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5 responses to “Crater Lake, Oregon, Sunset”

  1. Emily Avatar



  2. Meredith Barnes Avatar
    Meredith Barnes

    Hello! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check out your link here – http://whatiseerightnow.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/inspirational-inspiration/.
    I find great inspiration in the stories and photos you post. I live with mental illness (BPD) and have also been affected by others with their own difficulties. The posts you share make me feel like I’m not alone in my feelings. Thank you!!


  3. Annie Avatar

    Mitch ~ thank you for keeping our freedom secure!


  4. Imelda Avatar



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