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!

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Please welcome first-time contributor P. McCormick, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been battling depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Her father has also suffered from depression secretly … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 9 Comments

Shadow & Light

Photo taken by Dee in Florida, a mother who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, type II. She uses mindfulness, medication, writing, and photography to help manage her mood shifts. About this … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 7 Comments

Blue Day

Photo taken by 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 due to … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Once Upon a Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. He also was closely connected to … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 19 Comments

Before the Journey

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: “The way up may be pretty and … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Unexpected

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

November 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tea for the Sickly

Please welcome first-time contributor Sonya Leon, a 20-something young professional living and working in Montana. Sonya was misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 22. She struggled to identify with … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Relationship with Medication

Please welcome first time contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. About this photo: “I had a troubled relationship … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Trapped

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

Torn

Please welcome first-time contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her boyfriend (now fiancé) in part due to his … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

Details of Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a Wellness Mentor and Guide for creative women looking to embrace their self discovery and improve their … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 11 Comments

Panic & Rebirth

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Path to Nowhere

Photos taken by 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 due to … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 9 Comments

Yin & Yang; Macedonia

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

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