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 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 responses to “Into the Light”

  1. Son of Sharecroppers Avatar

    Brilliant photograph.


  2. meticulousmick Avatar

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


    1. carrico Avatar

      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 Avatar

    I love the powerful message of this photo


  4. bpnana Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you!


  5. Scott Marshall Avatar

    lovely image – you walk through the light


  6. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    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 Avatar

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


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