Who we are & why we are

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.

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 helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “during depression and because I also have narcolepsy, rest is essential and all I can do to escape sometimes.”

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**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions.

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3 responses to “Rest”

  1. littlebrighteyes Avatar

    A beautiful dark engaging photo.. I adore it

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  2. deboshripaul Avatar

    It’s a powerful image that draws me into it. Aligns with my own dark alleys!

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  3. bpnana Avatar
    bpnana

    Beautiful!

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