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!

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 the founder and director of Broken Light Collective.

About this photo: “This past weekend I attended the Active Minds national conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, and had the honor of speaking about the mental health benefits of photography. While I was mostly focused on preparing my workshop or seeing the amazing keynote speakers (Frank Warren of Post Secret, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, and Kevin Briggs), I found time to sneak away and capture a bit of DC through my lens. Photography helped me find calm in an otherwise chaotic situation.” 

*Please visit/like the BLC Facebook page in the coming days to see more photos from the conference, as well as photography created by students during the workshop. Schools interested in hosting a therapeutic photography workshop, please contact: brokenlightcollective@gmail.com

_____

**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 non-profit! Please donate here.

*Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

9 comments on “Angular

  1. Jann @ AustinDetails.me
    November 21, 2014

    Wow. A stunning image of an-oft photographed monument is certainly not a cliche in your treatment, Danielle. Wow.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. BookOfBokeh
    November 21, 2014

    I agree with Jean. Stunning!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. bikerchick57
    November 21, 2014

    Absolutely awesome!

    Like

  4. shortlandpalmer
    November 22, 2014

    Really beautiful capture 🙂

    Like

  5. Norm Yip
    November 22, 2014

    Simple and powerful.

    Like

  6. bluebrightly
    November 22, 2014

    What a beautiful photograph – and I think I see Orion there, don’t I? Thanks for telling us about the conference – sounds like it was a good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. spencersamalvin
    November 22, 2014

    Great shot & story, and thanks for founding and directing Broken Light Collective; I, too, have bipolar II and the BLC has really helped sustain me! . . .

    Like

  8. Jann @ AustinDetails.me
    November 22, 2014

    I’m a UMD grad, and things have certainly ramped up since I was there. How wonderful you were able to be at seminar with such great minds; and again, I must say, it’s amazing you captured the totally non-cliched image of the Wash Monument, an icon so oft photographed. Sending you many pos wishes.

    Like

  9. eLPy
    December 2, 2014

    Really beautiful photo, and I love the color profile and light. Well done. Thanks for sharing about your conference too, it would be interesting to know more about it.

    Like

Please Join the Conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Crisis Helpline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Badge For Contributors

%d bloggers like this: