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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in the US. She is on the bipolar spectrum and has experienced unpredictable mood swings on and off throughout her life. She loves taking photos, and using photography in unexpected ways.

About these photos: “Fireworks are like the ever-changing moods, thoughts, and emotions of mental illness. They can be unpredictable, overwhelming, and even dangerous, but also can be beautiful and unique.


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4 responses to “Firework Light Paintings”

  1. Ashina Avatar

    Good work!


  2. Su Leslie Avatar
    Su Leslie

    Awesome photos and very poignant words too.


  3. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Beautiful photos


  4. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    what amazing fireworks photos! I always take a few every year but they rarely come out anywhere near good. I love the effects you got with yours. I know some of my issue has to do with shutter speed but I am not up to snuff on the features of my camera. You did amazing!


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