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!

Slam

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in the greater Los Angeles area. Jennifer believes that psychic equilibrium is achieved only while shooting, and thus she is … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Manic Brain

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Type II. Danielle is a writer, photographer, coach, and the Executive Director of Broken Light … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 5 Comments

Crumpled

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She always knew something was wrong with her, and that her actions … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 10 Comments

Suffocating

Photo taken by contributor Quenby Sheree, a 32-year-old woman from Daytona, Florida, who has struggled with chronic anxiety disorder throughout her life. She was finally properly diagnosed at the age of 15 when … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Solemn

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

White Tulip 3

Photo taken by first-time contributor Katarina, a woman born in 1965 in a small town called Uddevalla, on the west-coast of Sweden. Katarina has been challenged with both mental and physical illnesses since an early … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

My Light

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years now. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional love … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Safe Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jo, a 63-year-old Native woman from Arizona who has been struggling most of her life with depression, PTSD and dissociation. Jo still struggles daily, but she … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

Fighting for Sanity

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

March 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Duality

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

March 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Fire In My Sky

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

March 17, 2016 · 10 Comments

Self portrait. 2015.

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cody Spencer, a 27-year-old man from Melbourne, Australia, who was born with a very rare genetic disorder called Von Willebrands Disease Type 3. VWD Type 3 is … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Calm Instead of the Storm

Photo taken by first-time contributor Roge, an active duty Army officer in his forties who suffered from a bought with major depression and moderate PTSD several years ago. Faced with … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Coping With Despair

Photo taken by first-time contributor Mark, a man in his thirties who has struggled with depression and social anxiety since he was a teenager. An isolated existence and stressful job … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

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