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!

Color, Moods, and Sensations

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

December 17, 2012 · 5 Comments


Photo taken by Katie, a student photographer in Ireland. Katie has suffered from Social Anxiety since she was 15-years-old. 3 years ago she was diagnosed officially, and she has been on medication ever … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Empty Places

Photo taken by Deborah Zwolenkiewicz, who lives in a small town on the central coast of California which was where this picture was taken. In her words: “I have bipolar disorder which was diagnosed … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Delicate Trust

Photo taken by a woman in Florida who suffers from regular bouts of depression. She works hard to manage her constantly unsteady moods. About this photo: “Trust is something I have … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 8 Comments

Letting Go

Photo taken by Jeannette Rose, or Jenny, a 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 8 Comments

Looking Through

Photo taken by Malgorzata, or Margaret to some, a 28-year-old woman from Warsaw, Poland. In her own words: “Amateur photographer. Maybe someday turns hobby into a work. Stuck between two countries, … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

Inner Feelings

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor and Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Undesirable Love was Blind

Photo taken by Devin, a teenager from Dallas, TX. She suffered from depression after the passing of several very close relatives, and years of bullying. About two years ago, she went into home schooling … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Loving Yourself

Photo taken by a woman in her 40’s living in a large east coast city. She a clinical psychologist and photographer who also suffers from mental health issues including Bipolar disorder … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 7 Comments

Paradise Mania

Photo creation by Marlena Rivers, a 44-year-old woman in NYC who has been suffering from bipolar I disorder and anxiety since the age of 19. About this photo: “I’ve had fun lately … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Changing Seasons

Photos taken by a woman with bipolar depression, anxiety and panic attacks. When she is able to she photographs portraits, events, and at times random assignments for a large local … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Cancer-Free Teen!

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

December 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Following the Setting Sun

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Accidental Masterpiece

Photo taken by Jenny, a 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression and … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

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