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 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 personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better. Phedias’ photography is minimal and his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art.

About this photo: “A human scarecrow in the fields of Mazotos, Cyprus.”

Find more from Phedias at his blog.



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8 responses to “Scaring My Dreams”

  1. Crooked Tracks Avatar
    Crooked Tracks

    I love how this photos says so much!

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  2. John Avatar

    Love the photo, shows a sense of calmness in a sometimes stressful world, hope you and your mother are keeping well:) . Keep taking the photos……..

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  3. suej Avatar

    Love this image – I’m all for simplicity….

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  4. phedias Avatar

    Thank you all !


  5. Mike Raffone Avatar

    What a fantastic site. My sister is bi polar, and has had problems with ME but she is a leading light in a local mental health charity. She always seems to bounce back, which is inspiring. I too suffered from depression after a divorce. Mental health is one of the areas where we need to challenge discrimination, and that’s what this site’s about. It also does so in a beautiful way. We are all different, vive la difference!!!


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