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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.

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Photos taken by a contributor on the bipolar spectrum. She has battled depression, hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, BPD, ADD and more.

About these photos: “These three photographs may be abstract, but to me they tell the story of agitated depression. Explosion, sadness and confusion, often all at once. The images capture fireworks, something loud and intense like bursts of rage, without the beauty of the vibrant colors. At the same time, the lines of the long exposure evoke tears falling.


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4 responses to “Agitated Depression”

  1. thehappyhugger Avatar

    I can relate…the photos are very descriptive.


  2. Daniel Sparling Avatar

    I like the photos, and the description lets me see them from another perspective. Thanks


  3. EvaUhu Avatar

    thought-provoking… great images!


  4. eLPy Avatar

    Artistic and unique indeed. I appreciate how you created these in grey scale, not something you see a lot when it comes to fireworks. Great description about depression.

    Nice work,


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