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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 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 a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem will lead to a challenging time for him. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy of the act of photography, and waiting for that moment which tells a special story to the casual observer.

About this photo: “’Alone’ shows a homeless man in the mid 60s.

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13 responses to “Alone”

  1. aquene7 Avatar

    Not many people choose to capture the difficulties and harsher end of life in their photos. That photo certainly does tell a story.

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  2. daninstockholm Avatar

    beautiful piece!! I couldn’t resist sharing it’s beauty and your mission,

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  3. seeker Avatar

    Glad you are taking photography. It does focus outside. A sobering shot.

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  4. robertmgoldstein Avatar

    very moving and beautiful!

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  5. suej Avatar

    Very powerful image – all the better for being in monochrome

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    1. imaginarytree Avatar

      For those who are alone…
      That is what came to me when I saw your photograph. I also live with Depression.
      While it can be debilitating at times, I can only imagine the loneliness of homelessness. Maybe I am projecting my own feelings. This is a powerful photograph and I thank you for sharing your work.

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  6. Rhys Jones Avatar

    A very strong image showing pain.

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  7. Maya Avatar

    This image may capture hopelessness like none other that I’ve seen. I hope it evokes an empathy in all who see it.

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  8. Leah Givens Avatar

    Very well done, moving…I hope you continue with the photography and wish you strength,

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  9. A-is for Anima Avatar
    A-is for Anima

    Stunning!

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  10. AskDaveNL Avatar

    Great capture, emotions of life!

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