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!

Cigar Break

Photo taken by contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very angry. … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Check Up

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

July 30, 2013 · 6 Comments

Reach For Me

Photo taken by 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 three … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 23 Comments

Sunrise Beyond the Metropolis

Photo taken by contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera last year and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Galaxy

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

July 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Masterpiece

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in New York who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, and has been agoraphobic over the past year. About this photo: “From the high vantage point … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Struggling

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

July 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Finding Serenity

Photo taken by a first-time contributor from New Jersey. She is a 46-year-old single woman with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves God, family, and friends. She enjoys art, … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

Day 85 – Mountain town

Photo taken by contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very angry. … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

Rainy Day Anxiety

Photos taken by first-time contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 10 Comments

Majestic Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 11 Comments

Bird on Line

Photos taken by contributor The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

Beauty and Isolation

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties in Florida. She regularly experiences depression and anxiety, and rarely travels any more as a result. About this photo: “I was on a rare … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Used To Be River Here

Photo taken by contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera last year and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 9 Comments

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