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.

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better. Phedias’ photography is minimal and his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art.

About this photo: “Single exposure at my house.

The low light made an excellent minimal background.”

Find more from Phedias at his blog.


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11 responses to “Dawn”

  1. t smith knowles Avatar
    t smith knowles

    with great emotion…….to evoke……..wonderful.


  2. pabloconrad Avatar

    Beautiful photo of a wonderful moment.


  3. stepsofgiants Avatar

    theres a wonderful thoughtfulness in this, a private moment captured and respected, good stuff..


  4. myersbowman Avatar

    I love it. Simple and evocative.


  5. Susan Thompson Avatar
    Susan Thompson

    haunting and beautiful


  6. RobynG Avatar

    Superb contrast! Thought provoking!


  7. sliceoflondonlife Avatar

    Just beautifully lit and composed. The whole of the lit part of the photo being on one side is surprising and intriguing


  8. phedias Avatar

    Thank you all for your comments!


  9. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    love the way you captured the stillness of a quiet moment of thought.


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