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!

At the Pumpkin Patch

Photo taken in Pennsylvania by a contributor Danielle who has Major Depressive Disorder. She has had a difficult few years that has caused her to shut most everyone out of her life. … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Levitation

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

October 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Underwater Adventure

Photo taken by contributor Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor who believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads from time to time. For her, it’s photography, … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beauty Comes From the Heart

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-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

October 28, 2013 · 21 Comments

Climbing Sabalan Peak; Iran

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

October 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

From Behind the Darkened Veil

Photo taken by first-time contributor Teaque McLaren, who was diagnosed with major depression at the age of 16. Teaque is now 25-years-old, and a year ago found the strength to … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Stepping Off the Path

Photo taken by 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 a hobby/occupation. … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 16 Comments

Shattered; Collage Art

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-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

October 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Cancer & Beyond

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her five and … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

Unwind & Enjoy

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

One Step at a Time

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: “Our surroundings and our environment can … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

And the Journey Begins; India

Photo taken by 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 and … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Ragged Beauty

Photos taken by first-time contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 18 Comments

The Colors of Bipolar

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type II. She uses photography in different ways to capture and explore her moods. It is an important … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 11 Comments

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