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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.

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NYC. She is on the bipolar spectrum. She loves her family, art, and helping other people.

About this photo: “So often when I’m rushing from point A to point B, I forget to look up and enjoy the wonder all around, whether I’m in nature or the middle of a city. Taking photos helps me slow down and appreciate the beauty and uniqueness wherever I am.


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9 responses to “Urbanscape”

  1. segmation Avatar

    What a nice shot! You have a beautiful gift!


  2. jmeyersforeman Avatar

    Lovely photo and important reminder how important photography can be to “seeing” and appreciating our world..


  3. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Thanks, it’s nice to have a beautiful urban pic on the site, as we often have a lot of rural stuff posted already . . . also, I just was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with bipolar disorder, after having received a major depression label for yrs. . . .


  4. sustainabilitea Avatar

    I so agree that taking photos helps you slow down. It also keeps you looking for things you don’t usually notice.



  5. sureba67 Avatar

    Reblogged this on Journey Of A Nifty Day Trader and commented:
    Nice shot…


  6. autisticaplanet Avatar

    I like how the building is centered. I agree that photography causes me to slow down and appreciate life. When I have my camera & am taking pictures in nature, that is the only time my anxiety dissipates & my focus settles.


  7. jeajazz Avatar

    Reblogged this on Art by alic&franc and commented:
    Great I miss, NEW YORK!


  8. Cris Avatar

    Nice take on the Monument theme! I assume that’s the Empire State Building? It’s certainly a building among buildings. It may not be the tallest anymore but it’s still one of the best, as far as I’m concerned. I mean, how can you beat the name itself? The Sears Tower? Nyah! No class. 🙂

    You’re welcome to come and see what my take on the theme is:


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