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 Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decades, Luis is celebrating over five years of sobriety. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his life.

About this photo: “My newest piece is called ‘Clouded Mind.’ I have always had a fascination with all types of weather. Especially clouds. In my active using days my mind was exactly like this photo. Now nearing my 6th year of sobriety the clouds are a lot fewer and much brighter. However I will always be a sucker for the cloudy days because it reminds where I have been and where I am not going back to.” 


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7 responses to “Clouded Mind”

  1. shoe1000 Avatar

    Thank you for the picture. If you would be so kind, may I use this picture on the “About,” page of our blog. If you look at it you can see that there is a picture that is somewhat similar to yours.
    Thanks for the image

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    1. luro97 Avatar

      Of course you can and thank you for compliment. Could you send me a link to your blog?


      1. shoe1000 Avatar


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    2. Broken Light: A Photography Collective Avatar

      If you would like to use this image on your site (now that you have permission from the photographer), please credit the image: photography courtesy Luis Rosado/Broken Light Collective (with a link to this post or site). Thank you.

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  2. neuroticocomic Avatar

    Great shot, and great on 5 years!


  3. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    Luis – yes, a great photograph, and so good about the five years (I’ve made two and a half, nearly… it makes me happy to hear about you).

    Liked by 2 people

    1. luro97 Avatar

      Congratulations on your two and a half! Your comment made me smile. Thank you.


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