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 first-time contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario, Canada. Mike was an alcoholic and suffered from depression by the age of 25. Anxiety disorder entered in to the equation in his late thirties and it would be another ten years and a failed marriage before he found his salvation through spirituality, animals, and rediscovering his first love – photography. Taking pictures was something he loved as a teen but put aside when life got in the way. He likes to capture images that celebrate light and spirit but sees the beauty in abandoned houses and barns as well. He likes to capture the story they tell of life, loss, and aging through their haunting transformations.

About this photo: “I call this photo “Choose.” It reminds me of the choice that we all have before us: light or darkness. The state of the room, located in an abandoned farm house in north-central Ontario, represents the price of standing still as life passes by for me. It seems dark at first, but there is a bright and inviting alternative. It just needs to be chosen.”


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7 responses to “Choose”

  1. Estelle Haward Avatar

    Stark and honest…love the feeling of this image..


  2. lefe Avatar

    great pic…


  3. Britta Avatar

    I love this photo! Well done.


  4. James Work Photography Avatar

    Mike…….I appreciate your effort ! I love how the light side seems the better option, but why then does the dark passage get chosen so ofen. Welcome to BLC, I love an image that forges a question and makes us question our answer………monos en theos ††† jasL


  5. Karen Avatar

    A beautiful photo, full of questions. Thank you.


  6. nicolás Avatar

    Esta foto sugiere muchas preguntas. Me gusta.


  7. Small Circle Big Circle Avatar
    Small Circle Big Circle

    Beautiful and inspiring thoughts.


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