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!

Heart of the Alps

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

June 30, 2013 · 8 Comments

Innocence: A Photo Collage

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nina, a 53-year-old woman from Pittsburg, California. She does not have a diagnosed mental health condition, however she has experienced severe anxiety, and has been working though … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 9 Comments

My Therapy Dog

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has suffered from severe depression on and off for many years. She loves taking photos, and one of her favorite things to photograph is … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 15 Comments

Between

Photos taken by first-time contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother of a daughter who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless as a parent to see her daughter … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 21 Comments

Not Giving Up

Photo taken by first-time contributor Teija, a 35-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 20 Comments

Twisted

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

June 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Eye of the Tiger

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 four and … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

Do Not Enter

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

June 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

Pieces of Blue

Photo taken by first-time contributor Tilda, a 40-something female from Australia. Due to childhood abuse and trauma, she has a history of cPTSD, depression, and dissociation. She uses creative pursuits to distract … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 22 Comments

Just Let Go

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from severe depression, and a bipolar diagnosis. About this photo: “I try to view the world from a place of love, … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 20 Comments

Locked Up or Let Free?

Photo taken by first-time contributor Janine Kain from Scotland. She struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and OCD. She feels that photography gives her the opportunity to explore and express herself … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

Every Wrinkle Tells a Story

Photo taken by 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 years. Growing … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Peace and Simplicity

Photo taken by first-time contributor Marci, a 30-year-old woman from Northern California. She has struggled with mental health issues since she was a child. As she got older the severity increased, symptoms … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Searching for Treasure

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

June 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

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