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!


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 Disorder. She has also struggled with anxiety and disordered eating. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Her primary mediums are poetry and photography, though she has also been known to dabble in printmaking and other genres of writing. She seeks to understand her experiences and to connect with others through her art.

About this photo: “I love photographing people, documenting myself and others. This is a photo of a beautiful red-haired model I photographed when I was still very new to photography in an alleyway near the apartment I was renting in Saint Louis.”

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3 comments on “Chelsea

  1. chrisrenney
    March 25, 2014

    It is wonderful that your creativity is stimulated by your mental health illness rather than blocked by it. Look forward to seeing more.


  2. cynthiadasilvarocha
    March 26, 2014

    Reblogged this on cynthiadasilvarocha.


  3. His Pet
    June 30, 2014

    This is absolutely gorgeous.


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