Who we are & why we are

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 taken by contributor MB, a 52-year-old writer and photographer living in recovery from depression in southwest London.

About this photo: “I took this in September in a cemetery near where I live.  I think it’s rather unusual in that it depicts loss and grief, but also beauty and love.  I had to time the shoot rather precisely because I wanted the sun to be setting just above one of the angel’s shoulders, but I also needed to be out of the cemetery before it closed.  I feel that photography has given me a new lease of life, with fewer feelings of helplessness and hopelessness – in fact this photo won an award in a borough-wide photography competition with the theme of conflict and remembrance.

Find more from MB at her blog.


The gift that gives back: The Broken Light Strength Bracelet!

**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.


Broken Light Collective

10 responses to “Grief is Borne when Loss is Born”

  1. Maya Avatar

    Awesome photo! Your timing was perfect 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. shoe1000 Avatar

    spectacular. such a powerful metaphoric image!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. myobt Avatar

    Holy cow, that’s powerful!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. myobt Avatar

    Reblogged this on My OBT and commented:
    As you know, I rarely re-blog, but this picture is so powerful and lovely, I had to share it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Exist/existing Avatar

    Resonates very well, thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. themanofletters Avatar

    Reblogged this on The Man of Letters and commented:
    Nice shot…

    Liked by 2 people

  7. BookOfBokeh Avatar


    Liked by 2 people

  8. spencersamalvin Avatar

    I love the photo & the “message”, MB . . . I’m so glad photography is helping- it’s really helped me, too. to deal with my anxiety & depression! . .

    Liked by 1 person

  9. amomentseen Avatar

    The lighting is really atmospheric. Carry on enjoying your photography!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

    I love MB’s observation that her photo “depicts loss and grief, but also beauty and love.”


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 )

Facebook photo

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

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: