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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 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 part of her therapy and her life.

About this photo: “I love to take photos that capture what is going on inside of me at any given moment, especially when I am at one extreme or the other. It helps me feel creative, present and alive. I took this photo a few months ago when I was hypomanic. Color and light were shining through my personal darkness in chaotic but beautiful ways.


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11 responses to “The Colors of Bipolar”

  1. sustainabilitea Avatar

    What a good feel that photo has!



  2. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    fascinating shot! how did you get it?


    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      It sure is! I would like to know your trade secret on this photo as well (if you wish to share 🙂 )


      1. Broken Light: A Photography Collective Avatar

        Anon: Thanks for the nice comments. It was a long exposure of colored lights. The lights and camera were moving.


      2. autisticaplanet Avatar

        Thank you for sharing. I appreciate it.


  3. Sam Spencer Avatar

    Really groovy therapy, lady!


  4. poemcollision Avatar

    really great!


  5. spartacus2030 Avatar

    That’s very interesting… I suffer from depression too. This DOES look like a good idea to vent stuff maybe. I might just give it a go :O)


  6. sparrow111 Avatar

    I have Bipolar II also. That picture looks alot like my thoughts when they are racing around!


  7. Annie dos Ventos Avatar

    Seems a labyrinth, I think I feel this way often …


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