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!

Losing Control

Photo by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar II disorder. She experiences extreme depression, agitation, anxiety, and panic attacks. About this photo: “This photograph was taken by my husband as I … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

Eyes Full of Questions

Photo taken by first-time contributor Uday Narayanan, a 26-year-old from New Delhi, India. Uday has an uncle who suffers from Schizophrenia. His uncle has been living with him for the last 20 … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sleeping Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old woman from Utah. She suffers from major depression, OCD, as well as ADHD. She was officially diagnosed three years ago, but knew long before that she … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Here’s to ya, Dad

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I started Memorial Day by watching the movie … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 17 Comments

Taking in the Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Stephanie from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood, as well as PTSD. About this photo: “While my two nieces and I were driving to … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Most Important Person In My World

Photo taken by first-time contributor MacKenzie R., a 17-year-old who has suffered from depression since she was nine. She tried to pull the “tough guy” act, and fight through it by … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Frozen

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

May 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

In the Background

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Florida. Danielle is a woman in her thirties who suffers from bipolar II disorder. About this photo: “When I am feeling especially depressed or … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Crossroads

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I have been stuck back in my … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

In Which I Impart My Wisdom

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and 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

May 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Self-Portrait #5

Photo taken by 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” to … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Someone To Count On

Photo taken by contributor Stephanie from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood, as well as PTSD. About this photo: “This is a photo of my two nieces, … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Innocence and Wonder

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 … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Body in Nature

Photos taken by contributor Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

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