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!

Looking Back

Photo taken by contributor Melissa, a teenager from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. She … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

Meow

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

December 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mermaid at Dusk

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

December 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bliss

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Connection and Relaxation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Pennsylvania. She suffers from recurrent major depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years. During those times, she shuts people … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mindful Practice

Photos taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Andromeda

Photo taken by 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. It helped him cope with personal … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

I Shall Be Released

Photo taken by contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant. … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Year Ago Today

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Massachusetts. She is a writer in her thirties who falls on the bipolar spectrum, and to a lesser extent OCD, BPD, ADD and PTSD. … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Creative Den

Please welcome first-time contributor Jeanette Clawson, a 46-year-old woman from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability forced … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Childhood Lost

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

December 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Crumbling Face of Depression

Photo taken by a contributor Danielle in Asbury Park, NJ. She has experienced long-term depressive episodes, as well as severe anxiety, and possibly Borderline Personality Disorder. She has tried countless … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Last Rays; La Corbiere

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

December 19, 2013 · 12 Comments

Breaking Through

Please welcome a first-time contributor from Missouri in her early thirties who has suffered in silence from severe, recurrent major depression for over ten years. She was able to live … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

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