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!

Joy and Cake

Photo taken by first-time contributor Samantha, a 25-year-old living and working in Atlanta. She loves to write, take photos, cook, travel, and spend time with her favorite people. Her little … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Escape

Photo taken by Danielle, a contributor with Major Depressive Disorder and Agoraphobia to varying degrees. She is getting out more than she was a year ago, so hopefully things will … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 16 Comments

Closing In

Photo taken by 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 right … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 14 Comments

Old and New

Photo taken by first-time contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression for the past few years. For a long time she was struggling and didn’t know what was wrong with her, but … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 35 Comments

Transformation, Inside and Out

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

August 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sleeping in the Forest

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kait Mauro, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 13 Comments

Look Up

Photos taken by first-time contributor Anna, a 23-year-old woman from Canada. She has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and depression in the past. After getting off of medication she … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

Let it Rain

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: “‘The best thing one can do … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

Stuck and Frustrated

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed as being on the bipolar, ADD and OCD spectrums. About these photos: “Living with mental illness often feels like … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

Faces In The Walls

Photos taken by first-time contributor Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz, a New York City based artist who works in many disciplines. She lives with her husband, cats, and rats. For most of her life she … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

Staying Afloat

Photo taken by first-time contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently living in FYROM, Macedonia, serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. She is working with a non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 8 Comments

Taking Flight

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

August 6, 2013 · 9 Comments

Overcoming Anxiety

Photo taken by 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 right … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 14 Comments

This Child

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

August 4, 2013 · 11 Comments

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