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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 Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless as a parent to see her daughter suffer from very low self-esteem brought on by a severe bout of bullying she encountered when she was younger. Fleur wants to help her children see how beautiful they are through her photography.

About this photo: Here are a few images, they are all from my ongoing project to document my children exploring different locations and environments. Each image is inspired by the Seasons and the natural colours of the landscape. I wanted in some way to envelop my children in their environments and to ground them in the natural world around them. What started as a way of showing Kate how beautiful she was has grown in to something much more encompassing and long term. A narrative has developed between the images, and each photograph informs the others as they are beginning to make a picture as a whole.


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12 responses to “Motherhood”

  1. CrazyGuyinThailand Avatar

    Outstanding pics!


  2. SAN_jeet Avatar

    Amazing Pic
    specially the Gold field


  3. Amy Pinkrose Avatar

    This post is touching my heart in such a way I am covered in goosebumps. What a beautiful thing to do for this woman’s children. Now, that is Love, real Love and man, do I have tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for this post. Love, Amy


  4. suzbolton Avatar

    Beautiful story, and lovely photos!


  5. vintagefoxx Avatar

    Really gorgeous shots


  6. journette Avatar

    These are simply breathtaking and very beautiful.


  7. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    WONDERFUL PHOTOS. <y younger son was bullied. It's an awful thing.


  8. Joel Avatar

    Fleur, I love how you used negative space in the first image. It is my favorite from the pictures you shared. It is truly wonderful how you are able to show your children a glimpse of how beautiful they are through your eyes. A belated Mother’s Day to you.


  9. LESLEY COX Avatar

    Reblogged this on Lesley Cox and commented:
    stunning photos , very touching


  10. Nana Avatar

    Reblogged this on Nobody's Grandmother and commented:
    The greatest gift.


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