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.

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very lowest points. Counseling has helped a great deal, and he is starting to come to terms with his depression. Matt now spends his time looking for employment, running and taking photos.

About these photos: “I went to some of the places where I still have some demons; specific locations including my old school which still holds many unhappy memories, in the hope that maybe they won’t trouble me so much. It was a very cathartic exercise: I felt like I was dealing with some very big issues. In these photos I can see a lot of my frustration and unhappiness which I had previously kept hidden away in my head and my heart.”

Find more from Matt at his website.

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3 responses to “Banishing The Demons”

  1. luro97 Avatar

    Welcome to Broken Light! Love your photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. BookOfPain Avatar

    That is a powerful and compelling collage!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. suej Avatar

    Excellent images!

    Liked by 1 person

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