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 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. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography, have become her saviours and kept her from succumbing to the negative temptations that regularly haunt her. She has tried to commit suicide several times in the past, but thankfully is still with us. Her hopes are to get past her illness, as well as glaucoma, and become a professional photographer.

About this photo: “Submitting to Broken Light has become a sort of therapy for me. It gives me a chance to actually look at my photos and find good in them. I hope this photo speaks for it’s self. It was an evening of no talking or thinking. I just sat in awe and watched an amazing show.


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6 responses to “Silence and Awe”

  1. lesuperkikke Avatar

    Molto Bella, io Amo questa foto


  2. abitjuakali Avatar

    Reblogged this on some serious jua kali and commented:
    I love to think of the clouds as great piles of dragons swirling over us – here, the great creature can be seen plummeted majestically into the sunset over the ocean.
    I hope many others can find joy in pursuing their artwork such as the taker of this photo.


  3. Bella Remy Photography Avatar

    Hi Susan, I am so inspired by the success of your blog and making it into a profession that I have nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award. Congratulations ! Emily aka Bella.


    1. Broken Light Photography Collective Avatar

      There is no Susan, but thank you so much for the wonderful award!


  4. Naomi Baltuck Avatar

    This one tugs on the heart, and slows down the breathing.


  5. gtonthenet Avatar

    That is a fantastic photgraph


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