Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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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 month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is working on making her dream a reality.

About this photo: “This is somehow a really dear photograph to me. Many times when I feel sad I look at this picture. It gives me comfort. And I think we all are little divided.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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13 comments on “Divided

  1. meticulousmick
    March 4, 2014

    Beautifully sad, heart wrenching. MM 🍀


  2. Developing A New Image
    March 4, 2014

    Teija….Beautiful image that reflects such despair! Great visual of something we don’t talk about enough………thanc


  3. ARK
    March 4, 2014

    very beautiful.


  4. nciteful
    March 4, 2014

    Beautiful and thought provoking.


  5. Reblogged this on My Choice and commented:
    Beautiful portrait!!!


  6. sakshee97
    March 5, 2014

    This picture is so intense. it speaks for itself.


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