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!

My Guiding Light

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

May 31, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hours

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Answers

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 thoughts. … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 20 Comments

The Ins And Outs Of Thinking

Photo taken by Taylor J. a 28-year-old contemporary photographic artist located near Nashville, Tennessee. For various reasons in his nearly teens Taylor was placed in a psychiatric institution. It was there that Taylor … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Invisibility Is Painful

Photos taken by contributor Niquita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since the age of 14, when she became overwhelmed by the pressures of school and … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 17 Comments

Ringed

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

I Will Bloom Again

Please say a warm hello first-time contributor Lisa, a 34-year-old woman from South Carolina who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Lisa is learning how to manage life with bipolar, anxiety and chronic pain. She uses photography to … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Seeing Is Believing

Please welcome a first-time contributor from New York City. She is an African-American woman in her sixties who suffers from depression. Her struggles began in childhood but became full-blown in her mid-twenties. It then took … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 16 Comments

Twist

Photo taken by Danielle a contributor with a host of mental health issues that she refers to as her “mental mess.” It includes depression, anxiety, and hypomania. She uses her … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Unhomed Stone

Please welcome first-time contributor Victoria, a 41-year-old mother of three, who lives and writes in the UK. First diagnosed with depression after the birth of her second child, she has worked … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Camouflaged

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 God’s strength … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 14 Comments

Climbing Out Of The Darkness

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

May 20, 2014 · 10 Comments

I Might Be Anyone

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

May 19, 2014 · 14 Comments

Hiding Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 7 Comments

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