Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!

Treat

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a writer, photographer, and mental health advocate who suffers from bipolar II. Photography has been a helpful tool in her recovery and symptom management, especially with … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Monk’s Robes

Photo taken by first-time contributor listen to the babe, a woman who has suffered from anxiety since the age of seven. Her first depressive episode occurred when she was in her thirties. … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 7 Comments

A Young Person’s Mental Health

Photos taken by first-time contributor Thea Waldron, a 21-year-old fine art photographer currently based in the West Midlands, England. Thea has struggled with both depression and anxiety. Her work is an examination of … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Going Nowhere

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Existing in Extremes

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Special Place 1

Photo taken by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 9 Comments

A Love Story

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

My Body

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Seeing The Light

Photography by first-time contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

Monday

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter in her thirties from Northeast Kansas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Planted

Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21 year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Layers Of Our Mind

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Haunted

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Port In A Storm

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We all face storms. Sometimes we must wait them out … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 11 Comments

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