Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!

Forgotten

Photo by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her focus, purpose, and an outlet to express the feelings that she finds … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 22 Comments

Shadows

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lost and Vulnerable

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Wound Time Heals Slowest

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Ambiguity

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

Mid-Flight

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 8 Comments

Alone

Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 13 Comments

Imprisoned

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Consistently seeing her doctors and taking her medications is keeping her somewhat level, … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 11 Comments

Jump Cross

Photo taken by contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to treat and express himself for about four years now. … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Even Barbie Can Have A Bad Day

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Even Barbie is going to have a bad day … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 6 Comments

Abandoned Cottage

Photo taken by contributor Magic, a 27-year-old who is currently trying to find his place on earth so he can finally lay down his backpack. His mental health challenges began at the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Dark Call

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

Art of Communication

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor toki, a poet and hobbyist photographer from the Pacific Northwest, who struggles with depression, anxiety, and life on the autism spectrum. toki … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

Surf at Sunset

Please welcome first-time contributor John Harney, a man from Perth, Western Australia. John was diagnosed with depression at the early age of 12, but unfortunately due to misdiagnosis of the wrong type of … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

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