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!

Bipolar Collage

Photo taken by Marlena Rivers, a woman who has bipolar I and is a mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She is in her early 40s and has been battling bipolar disorder … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Haunting Beauty

Photos taken by Anastasia, a 25-year-old Greek architect who has lived in Athens, Greece for the past 7 years. Photography has become her way to preserve moments and enhance memory. Through … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 10 Comments

Broken Window of Opportunity

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 7 Comments

Lost Doll

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This is a follow up submission … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Breathless in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · 19 Comments

Big Abstract Light Paintings

Photos taken by a woman who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and bipolar II. Her medications had to be altered recently due to possible toxicity, so her moods … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 8 Comments

Happy Now

Photos taken by Rachel Ward, a 21-year-old woman from Charlotte, North Carolina. She recently experienced depression after living through a difficult breakup. The images were taken in Missoula, Montana, where … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

Fragile Web of the Mind

Photo taken by Ian, a 52-year-old Welsh rugby fan who was diagnosed with clinical depression 10 years ago and bipolar disorder. It has been a hard journey, with laughter, tears, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 13 Comments

Adventures Ahead

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

Capturing the Church’s Light

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Discovering A Hidden City

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Happy Help

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD.  She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This photograph was taken for … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Happiness

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who suffers from severe clinical depression and anxiety. About this photo: “Much of the time these days I feel covered by the dark clouds … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 7 Comments

Feet First

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

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