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!

The One That Got Away

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

March 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

My Tiny Companion

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

March 30, 2013 · 12 Comments

Prison of My Mind

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “When I came … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

Floating; Singapore

Photo taken by Jocelyn Ang, a 20-year-old woman from Singapore. Her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression when she was just 12-years-old. This was difficult for her, and over the next few  years, that … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 8 Comments

Honoring the Troops

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

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

I’m Still Here, Still Valuable

Photos taken by first-time contributor Cliff, a 35-year-old male from Rhode Island, who has struggled with severe depression and PTSD for most of his life. He was in a good place … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 13 Comments

Beauty in Disrepair; Morocco

Photo taken by contributor 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 … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Anchored Down

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

March 24, 2013 · 11 Comments

Looking Forward

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

March 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

Blossoms of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression. She has had agoraphobic tendencies for many years, but the past two years have been the worst. She barely … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 13 Comments

Smoke Signals

Photo taken by contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, when the pressures of school and her social life started to … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

My Garden, My Haven

Photo taken by first-time contributor GeeCee19, a 49-year-old from Tralee, Ireland. He was diagnosed with manic depression at 18 and has fought a serious battle with it since, along with social anxiety … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Endless Night

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from clinical depression and insomnia. About this photo: “The nights are the hardest. I lie in the dark praying for an end. … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Mental Vacation

Photo taken by first-time contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn’t ever “allowed” … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

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