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!

Wired

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Window (Pain)

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

In Chaos Beauty Is Born

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin, a woman who has suffered most of her life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Three of Lori’s four children also struggle with mental … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hope

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nicole, a woman in her forties who has had a diagnosis of bipolar with psychosis for the past six years. Nicole has experienced symptoms, however, since she … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Silent Cry

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

December 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Alone at Christmastime

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late eighties. Kevin is supported by a wonderful mental health team, including a counselor, … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

Floating Along

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer, a photographer in her twenties from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her photography is influenced by her PTSD, as well as anxiety in general. Jennifer’s work tends to center on the … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Devonport Wharf

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jonathan Bourla, a 49-year-old man from Snells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathan’s career as a fine art photographer has run almost concurrently with his battle with Major Depression. … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Winter Fog

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 9 Comments

Struggle

Photo taken by first-time contributor Evangeline Willis, a 22-year-old woman from Plymouth, England, who has struggled with anxiety and depression. Evangeline uses still life and models in her photography to capture complex emotions. She … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Loss-Grief-Memory

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nanette Rae Freeman, a former librarian from Chicago and Memphis who lost her husband of 25 years in a violent motorcycle accident. She began making art as part … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Alter Of Coin

Photo taken by first-time contributor John Kelly, a 44-year-old combat veteran from London who has battled depression and PTSD. Having served 9 years in the Royal Air Force, including periods in Kuwait and Iraq, John entered … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 11 Comments

Anxiety In Between The Sheets

Photos taken by first-time contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

I Get Stars In My Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

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