Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Into the Light

Photo taken by first-time contributor Johanna from Finland, who has both family members and friends who have suffered from mental health issues, including severe depression and bipolar disorder. She also works as a guidance counselor with many students who struggle with different kinds of problems, and it is her job to try and help them in all possible ways, in their studies and life, and to get them on the track towards better health. Johanna primarily photographs nature and her everyday surroundings, but she also loves rock photography.

About this photo: “This specific image came to mind for Broken Light Collective. It’s a black & white street shot that has a very special story for me, as a friend who suffers from depression wanted to buy a print of it for herself. She said it would be perfect for her, reminding her to try to get out of the darkness and into the light.


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9 comments on “Into the Light

  1. Son of Sharecroppers
    October 2, 2013

    Brilliant photograph.


  2. meticulousmick
    October 2, 2013

    Excellent – I love the teeth of the steps. MM 🍀


    • carrico
      October 4, 2013

      They struck me, too, as though she were walking through a valley of devouring teeth, down, down, down, into the light. Rather amazing.


  3. transitionstande
    October 2, 2013

    I love the powerful message of this photo


  4. bpnana
    October 2, 2013

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you!


  5. Scott Marshall
    October 2, 2013

    lovely image – you walk through the light


  6. Paula McLane Jennings
    October 2, 2013

    great photo and I love what your friend said about it reminding her to get out of the darkness and into the light.


  7. draco099
    October 3, 2013

    Reblogged this on Draco-ninety-nine and commented:
    I am intrigued =)


  8. draco099
    October 3, 2013



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