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 Tara, a mom in her mid-30′s who struggles with depression and anxiety. Mental health issues have always played a role in her life, beginning in childhood with a schizophrenic relative, and later another close family member struggling with incorrectly treated depression and anxiety. Tara never realized that mental health issues affected her photography until she began to build up a portfolio. She started noticing themes of brokenness, imperfection, and desolation throughout her work.

About this photo: “This photograph is of an abandoned house that I see most days on my way to work.  I have become a bit obsessed with it and would enjoy discovering its story, though I know I probably never will.  I am not brave enough to venture inside but I am intrigued at the mysteries it might hold.

More from Tara at her blog.


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3 responses to “Shadows and Intrigue”

  1. gloriaakello3 Avatar

    Reblogged this on gloriaakello3 and commented:
    rily inspiring


  2. Daniel Mejias Avatar
    Daniel Mejias

    Beautiful shadows! I love the creepy nature of it.


  3. Tara Avatar

    Thank you! It was such a perfect mix of shadow and light.


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