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!

For My Dearly Departed Dad

Photo submitted by Danielle, a woman who suffers from a severe mood disorder. She experiences extreme depression – the kind where it is hard to work or even get out … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Leap, And The Net Will Appear

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: “Leap, and the net will appear … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 15 Comments

Grasping for the Light of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Danielle at Green Pond. She has been diagnosed with many things due to her intense mood shifts, including most-recently bipolar II disorder. About this photo: “There is … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 14 Comments

Hey Girl, You’re Bald

Photo taken by Melanie who suffers from Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. She is a former environmental lobbyist of 30 years, who left Capitol Hill to pursue her dream of being … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

Staring Through the Bars

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 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Seeing the World Through New Eyes

Photo taken by first-time contributor Hope, a 39-year-old woman from Georgia. She inherited depression from her parents, both of whom suffered from depression, plus developed anxiety. After dealing with it … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Even In Darkness There is Always Light

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 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Trying to Stand Tall

Photo taken by PS, a 30-year-old Indian woman from the foothills of the Himalayas. For the past year she has been living a gypsy life in Europe, dividing her time … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 10 Comments

Shedding the Skin of Depression

Photos taken by Danielle, a contributor in her thirties on the bipolar spectrum. Most recently she  has been experiencing depression and agitation. Photography is one of the few things that … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Sun Rising

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jamie Li, who currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She loves travel, music, design, architecture, food, art, and photography. She picked up an old 450D camera during a trip … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 17 Comments


Photos taken by first-time contributor Laura K. who lives in the UK. She is currently finishing her A2 exams and will be going to university next year to study art. Laura has … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Dance of Photography

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Her family and photography are her inspirations and true loves. They keep her going on the … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Flying in my Dreams

Photo taken by first-time contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and when he does so – for pleasure or for … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 15 Comments

Functional But Not Quite Right

Photo taken by contributor John Nooney, a 47-year-old gay man from a suburb of Denver, Colorado, who has been HIV+ since 1989. John has dealt with mental illness for most of his life, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

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