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!

In It For Love

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Desolate: A Conceptual Self-Portrait

Please welcome first-time contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 11 Comments

Unknown

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Beautiful and Disturbing

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, among other mental health challenges. It has affected … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 9 Comments

Today is the Beginning

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nigel O’Sullivan, a 44-year-old man from Killarney, Ireland. Nigel has been in and out of the mental health system with various diagnoses including … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

A New Horizon

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 12 Comments

Chelsea

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hospitalized

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ash, a 33-year-old man recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The doctors are still determining whether the diagnosis will be bipolar type I or … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Grandmother

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Aaron Fisk, a 32-year-old Combat Infantryman from Anchorage, Alaska. He has been managing PTSD for 10 years using photography and cinematography.  About this photo: “This photograph is … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Overwhelmed and 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

March 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

Inscope Archway

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Leonard, a 66-year-old man who has suffered bouts of bipolar illness since his twenties. He has been a fine arts digital photographer for the past … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 14 Comments

Selective Mutism

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Abrielle. As a young child she battled Selective Mutism, a disorder in which a child who is usually capable of speech can’t speak … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 11 Comments

Trapped In My Head

Photo taken by contributor Lori who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 12 Comments

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