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 welcome first-time contributor David Ocampo, a 21-year-old graphic designer, musician and photographer from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only times when he doesn’t feel the pressure and sadness are when he is creating art and taking photographs.

About this photo: “These are the two things that make me feel alive and help me trough the rest of the day.

See more from David at his website.


We need to raise $5k in August to get up and running as a non-profit! Please help!

**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions.

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4 responses to “The Soul In The Strings”

  1. Gerry C. Avatar

    Bravo! I am glad that David has found a creative outlet for his depression. I sincerely hope his work will continue to grace the pages of your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Great stuff, David, thanks for sharing . . .

    Liked by 1 person

  3. bluebrightly Avatar

    Music and art – they will sustain you through a lot! I love photos that play with scale the way this one does – really nice.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. luro97 Avatar

    Welcome to Broken Light. Love your first of hopefully many contributions.


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