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 contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better. Phedias’ photography is minimal and his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art.

About this photo: “I call this ‘To the Sea.‘ This picture of a person walking in the distance was taken at a beach in Meneou, Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Find more from Phedias at his blog.


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8 responses to “To the Sea”

  1. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Grand image of isolation…en theos..j


  2. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    There’s something very moving about this photograph. The simplicity of the composition expresses a feeling that is not simple at all.


  3. Emily Avatar

    I love this. Less is always better.


  4. Rhys Jones Avatar

    Without that tiny lone figure, the photo would be nothing. I really like it!


  5. eLPy Avatar

    Wow, this is so simple and yet it looks SO big. It’s very humbling in that it gives the perspective of just how small we are.



  6. phedias Avatar

    Thank you all very much !


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