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!

Duality

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 11 Comments

Broken Adolescence

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shantel, a teenager from Kansas City. As a young child, her older brother would hide her in a closet so that she wouldn’t get hit … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Secret Sadness

Photo taken by contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, around the start of her first set of formal exams. … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 13 Comments

Beauty Never Fades

Photo taken by contributor Janna, who has suffered from panic attacks for the last year that have left her shaken and insecure. However, through her anxiety she has met some really … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 11 Comments

Embracing Mama Nature

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

An End and A Beginning

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Moving Forward

Photo taken by a woman who has been diagnosed with bipolar type II. She has recently been cycling between depression and an agitated hypomania. Her medication and therapy are up … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Reaching Toward Heaven

Photo taken by contributor 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 … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Love Your Pet Day!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old wife, friend, pet parent, daughter, granddaughter, vegetarian, survivor, bisexual, entrepreneur. She struggles with everyday choices, depression, and making the right decisions. One of the … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 10 Comments

Exposed While Hiding

Photo taken by contributor Bekr aka Bipolar Girl, a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 12 Comments

The Invisible Man; Kenya

Photo taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

Black & White Majestic Creatures

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her two young … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Reflection on Willard Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by first-time contributor Karen L. Miller, a psychiatrist and poet who experienced a major depression about twenty years ago. During the last three years, she has researched the lives … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Belly Kisses

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. She has a long history of depression, but it became much worse after the birth of her daughter several years ago, … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

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