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!

Blossoming in Korea

Photos taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 12 Comments

Busy Afternoon in a Humble City

Photo taken by first-time contributor Val Callos, a 22-year-old man from the small city Tabaco in the province of Albay in the Philippines. He has had trichotillomania since he was twelve-years-old, an impulse control disorder … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

From the Darkness of Psychosis

Photo taken by first-time contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs like Speed, Mdma, Cocaine … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Painting with Light

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a bipolar woman in her thirties. Her mood shifts leave her either able to do nothing at all or an extraordinary amount all at once. … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 17 Comments

Black Sun of El Moro

Photos taken by first-time contributor Joel Sax, a man who has suffered from bipolar depressions since he was in second grade. He earned an Anthropology degree from Pomona College and … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Feathers

Photo taken by 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 to … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 14 Comments

Staying Afloat

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

September 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Creative Zone

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

September 23, 2013 · 36 Comments

The Adventure of Being Alive

Photo taken by contributor J, a teenager from Sanford, Florida. J has lived with OCD for the past two years. Sometimes she’s felt in control, while other times it has … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Still, In Motion

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 17 Comments

The Fence of Depression

Photo taken by a contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “Depression feels like … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 10 Comments

Into the Mist

Photo taken by first-time contributor Rachael Talibart, a photographer based in Surrey, England. She has always enjoyed photography, but when she started to suffer chronic pain it became more than … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 18 Comments

In Fields of Gold

Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 19 Comments

Milky Way; Night Sky

Photo taken by first-time contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 16 Comments

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