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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 Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decades, Luis is celebrating more than six years of sobriety. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his life.

About this photo: “The title of this photo is “Higher Power.” Taken a few years ago in Brooklyn, N.Y. At the time my soon to be wife and I were having to run around to get documentation in order to be married in the church. I happened to look up at this very impressive church and there was my photo. In recovery there is always talk about putting your trust in a power greater than yourself. The thing is that, to me, it’s the sky and clouds in the picture not the church. From the second I took the photo I knew.”


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4 responses to “Higher Power”

  1. kmanderson11 Avatar

    As an addict in recovery, I understand how the concept of a higher power can play a role in your life in recovery . It is whatever takers us beyond ourselves and gives us strength. Our photos and groups like this one are certainly demonstrators of its action at work. Keep it up!


  2. Jeff Avatar

    Love this photo!


  3. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    Yes, this is a moving photograph, and the story behind it is moving too….


  4. Bonnie Radcliffe Avatar

    Very beautiful and powerful photograph.


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