Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Please say hello to first-time contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and lots of medications, with various side effects. She decided that she didn’t want to live like that anymore and she wanted to make her daughter proud of her, so she pushed herself to go back to college where she chose to study photography. She quickly realised how much she loved every aspect of photography. Although she still has very dark days, she continues to push herself and carry on doing what she loves.

About this photo: “This is from a series I did as part of my documentary class, where we had to show something about ourselves. I choose to show this side of me, not a part of myself I show with many people. I hide it as much as possible.”

Find more from Tracy at her website.


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6 comments on “Self

  1. Richard
    September 27, 2014

    Wow, beautifully done. I can’t tell you how much I relate to this. It really moves me. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ashley Lily Scarlett
    September 27, 2014

    Fantastic! It looks great and its meaning is clear. Really well done. Bravo.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. SwittersB
    September 27, 2014

    Powerful Tracy. Welcome

    Liked by 1 person

  4. travelingmind2anywhere
    September 27, 2014

    This makes alot of sense..:)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. poemcollision
    September 28, 2014

    very personal, thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Laurie Merritt Photography
    September 29, 2014

    Nicely captured, Tracy!

    Liked by 1 person

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