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!

Prairie Storm

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

Hannah

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

November 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Innocent Creature

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Hank has had several close friends and family members struggle with mental illness. He lost a brother to suicide. … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Pursuit

Photo taken by 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 … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

Juxtaposition

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Year Out

Please welcome first-time contributor Amy Collier, a third-year photography student who has been suffering with Anorexia for five years and has received various forms of treatment. Now in the process of … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Master of the Lock

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Zen

Photo taken by contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome most of … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Split

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 13 Comments

Angular

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from bipolar disorder, type II. She is a writer, photographer, life coach and mental health advocate. Danielle is also … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

Moment By Moment

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic arts student who resides in North Canton, Ohio. 15 years ago, Liz was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder after her first hospital stay. Since then, Liz has survived suicide … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Next Big Thing

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

November 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Luck

Photo by contributor Hannah, a 20-year-old from Vermont. After struggling with depression for several years, Hannah attempted to end her life at the age of seventeen. She is now using her story … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beach Therapy

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her forties from Boulder, Colorado, who suffers from severe depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia. She passionately loves photography, writing, music, and her many other creative … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 7 Comments

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