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!

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Unity

Photo by contributor Antalia Terblanche, a 21-year-old who lives in Bexleyheath, London, and suffers from depression. Antalia used to self-harm and struggle with bulimia. She sought treatment after her teachers noticed her grades slipping and her … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shoot For The Moon

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beauty in the Gloom

Photo taken by first-time contributor Sam, a soon-to-be teenager from the very South of Texas. Sam lives with severe Attention Deficit Disorder. The challenges he experiences due to lack of focus or hyper … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 8 Comments

Make A Wish

Photography by 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 due … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 7 Comments

My Autistic Sister

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ashley Hilgarth, a 20-year-old from Maine. Ashley’s sister has Autism. They live in different states, and are not close, but photographing her sister has brought them closer together. … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

Struggling with Faith

Photo taken by first-time contributor Chad Wise, a 42-year-old man from Ohio. Chad is living with bipolar depression. About this photo: “One area that many people forget about is the struggle with … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 8 Comments

Paths

Photo taken by contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario who first loved photography as a teen. He put down his camera when “life got … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Verbal Abuse

Photo taken by 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 that … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

Catching Up On Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman who has suffered from depression for more than 30 years, and anxiety for the last 15. Due to her mental health challenges, as well as other … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Paint Me A Garden Of Light

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

January 15, 2016 · 9 Comments

Manic Mental Momentum

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

January 14, 2016 · 19 Comments

Peace In Nature

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984. About … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 8 Comments

A Lost One

Photo taken by first-time contributor Street Wolf, a 32-year-old man from Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY. Growing up in Jersey City, he was exposed to many things a young man … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

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