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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 Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and lots of medications, with various side effects. She decided that she didn’t want to live like that anymore and she wanted to make her daughter proud of her, so she pushed herself to go back to college where she chose to study photography. She quickly realized how much she loved every aspect of photography. Although she still has very dark days, she continues to push herself and carry on doing what she loves.

About this photo: “I have been practicing mindfulness and I incorporated this into my cloud project.  This shot was taken using a medium format camera on black and white film, the whole process of analogue slows you down ensuring that you focus on the present moment.”

Find more from Tracy at her website.


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5 responses to “Uncertainty”

  1. Hank shaw Avatar
    Hank shaw

    An impressive image and story keep up the great work

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  2. luro97 Avatar

    Such a beautiful image. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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  3. smittyrooks Avatar

    I’m the 90th like! Beautiful bt-dubs

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  4. Jaeda DeWalt Avatar

    Your story is so inspirational! Thank you for sharing it with us, Tracy. You took the road less-traveled and ran with it! Your stunning photography is a testimony to that. The path you chose meant mustering up an incredible amount of courage and strength. Stunning photograph, enchanting. Mindfulness, medium format and analogue… love how you tied those all together. I can’t wait to see more!


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