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!

Unrestored Masterpiece; The Great Wall

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 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

Simple Joys

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

March 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Buffalo in the Mist

Photo taken by contributor Lisa Day, a woman who lives with anxiety disorder, PTSD, depressive disorder and mild bipolar. She recalls being ‘melancholy’ for most of her life, but things progressively … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

Shadows and Light

Photos taken by first-time contributor Sarah Smith, a 39-year-old woman who lives in the Isle of Man in the British Isles. She has battled bipolar disorder since she was 14 years old, … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 14 Comments

Yawoori Flowers; South Korea

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 13, 2013 · 11 Comments

Watching Over Us

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 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bipolar Rubble

Photo taken by Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed as being on the bipolar spectrum within the last few years, but has been suffering from the depression dips … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 19 Comments

Winter Maze

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 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beneath A Melting Sky

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression, agoraphobia, as well as anxiety and panic disorder. About this photo: “It’s hard for me to get out because of … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

On the Outside Looking In

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who struggles with bipolar depression. Photography has been a helpful tool in her treatment and recovery, along with doctors and medication. About this photo: “I … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 11 Comments

Love and Deceit

Self-portrait taken by contributor Ro, an 18-year-old from a little village in the northeast of England. She suffers from recurring depression and psychosis. About this photo: “Last year I fell in … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Exhilarating Release

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 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

Bipolar Contradiction; Italia

Photo taken by DeeDee, a woman in her mid-thirties from upstate New York who struggles with bipolar disorder and ADD. As is often the case with bipolar, her life has many … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

11 Years Sober!

Photo taken by first-time contributor, Meg. Meg is a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 38 Comments

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