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 Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man who has been suffering from bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through photography.

About this photo: “Season’s Changing, Spring River, Miami, Oklahoma. When I took this photo, I was preparing myself to get ready for the changing of the seasons, which means I have to focus on letting go of the past, and start focusing on my wellbeing. Even though I find myself struggling with my illness, I still take the time to focus on the good things in my life, which includes photography.

Find more from Kevin at his website.


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5 responses to “Season’s Changing”

  1. Mind to Unbind Avatar

    This image will comfort through winters wrath


  2. escharae Avatar

    This is so beautiful it makes me want to take some time off and see these wonders.


  3. Paula Jennings Avatar

    beautiful photo!


  4. Kevin Gardner Avatar

    seriously considering quitting photography. I have outgrown my current camera and I just cannot afford an dslr camera, even a used dslr camera is out of my reach.


    1. Broken Light: A Photography Collective Avatar

      We hope you continue, Kevin! Photography (at least how we view it) is not just about fancy cameras or a technically perfect finished product. It’s about the process. The act of taking photos can be therapeutic, even if you just use a phone camera or a disposable camera. The photos in our gallery are not just taken by high end cameras. They are taken by people who use photography as a mindfulness tool, an outlet, or a way to explore their inner thoughts and emotions however they can. You are very talented and have a lot to say. Keep creating.


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