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.

On this World Autism Awareness Day, please say a warm hello to a first-time contributor from South Africa. He was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate sector to try and rebuild for his family after reaching a personal low that left him feeling useless and thinking often about suicide. Photography is a passion that he suppressed his entire life because of social interaction and self confidence issues associated with Aspergers. Three years ago, he picked up a camera again after 23 years and has been striving to find the courage to express himself since.

About this photo: “This is a foal on the farm where we live. No one seems to like this shot… but I love it.

Find more at his Twitter pages @SilentHorse01 & @StreetsofDurban.


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31 responses to “There Are No Words”

  1. Juliet Avatar

    It’s beautiful.


  2. mytiturk Avatar

    Silent Horse has found a voice. My wonderful teenage grandson is on the spectrum. He is a priceless gift to the family and needs to focus on his immense talents instead of his painful struggle for friendship and respect.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. insilencewithhorses Avatar

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. SwittersB Avatar

    A wonderful image…thank you! And welcome.


  4. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Thanks, bro., great photo & story . . I, too, am finding creative meaning & expression through photography now and also via poetry! Welcome to the site, man! . . . Sam


    1. insilencewithhorses Avatar

      Thank you. I write some poetry too… Just started to flow one day.. Was an odd experience.


  5. meticulousmick Avatar

    Well I like the image, MM 🍀


  6. afsheenanjum Avatar

    Lovely picture and writing.


  7. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Stunning shot. I love the detail.


  8. Gede Prama Avatar
    Gede Prama

    Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂


  9. chavisory Avatar

    I LOVE that shot!


  10. galeriaredelius Avatar

    Add me to the list of “likers” of this photo! Actually, I never before reflected on horses’ eyelashes, would not even be sure they have any, but on this one you see them so clearly. Eyelashes have the function to protect us from sand and dust, things that disturb us. Hold on to your photography, no matter what, follow your own voice.


  11. treerabold Avatar

    I think it is beautiful


  12. Susan Thompson Avatar
    Susan Thompson

    This is such a wonderful image. I love the intimacy and the frankness of your artistry. You have captured an essence and a power in this animal. Thank you so much for picking up a camera and sharing. This will stay with me.


    1. insilencewithhorses Avatar

      Her name is Carlita she is 3 months old. Thank you so much.


  13. scotswanderer Avatar

    This is a beautiful shot of a beautiful animal. The foal’s gentleness – maybe even hesitance – shine through. Wonderful focus, and the contrast in the black and white is just right. Did I say I love it? 8^).


  14. autisticaplanet Avatar

    If others don’t like it-TOO BAD FOR THEM!!! I think it is a very provocative, pensive shot.I, too have Asperger Syndrome and relating disorders.


  15. rododovris Avatar

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !not only because horses are my best animals,but is a great photo from all aspects!!!


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