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 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 by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even for a split second.

About this photo: “This is the first image of contact between my son, now 6, and me. He was 3 lbs at birth. The frailty and vulnerability portrayed in this image surprises me every time I look at it. I am truly blessed. I’ve been fortunate enough to have this featured in Mashable, but I would like to share it with the collective to spread the inspiration. If it moves me… It’ll move others.”


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8 responses to “Daddy’s Here”

  1. Incidental Scribe Avatar

    A very touching photo and story.


  2. kmanderson11 Avatar

    Reblogged this on K.M. Anderson and commented:
    My latest and one of my most meaningful…


  3. Diana Perkins Avatar
    Diana Perkins

    How absolutely touching! This is a photograph that will forever touch the hearts of those you share with. Infants bring me the greatest joy, even in the midst of my deepest depression. Thank you for sharing.


    1. kmanderson11 Avatar

      I’m glad.. Hearing that my images can move and touch people even in their darkest moments, makes it all worthwhile


  4. Jim Davis Avatar

    Wonderful shot!!


  5. joshiphotoeye Avatar

    Soooo beautiful..:)
    Heart touching..!


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