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!

The Swingset

Photo taken by first-time contributor Scott Kahley, a 31-year-old father of two boys living in a small town in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Scott has battled with Anxiety, Bipolar … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 4 Comments


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

April 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

Women in White (2 Diptychs)

  Photos taken by first-time contributor Claire Elisabeth, a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. Throughout her life, she has resisted the self-awareness of her fluctuating anxieties tied to sexual identity, and … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Lonely Barn

Photo taken by first-time contributor Celeste J. Heery, a 46-year-old woman from Virginia who has lived with depression for as long as she can remember. In 2004, she was diagnosed … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 10 Comments

Beating Heart

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

April 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

Carousel of Time

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 54-year-old woman from the Blue Mountains in Australia who lives with complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Livonne had a tumultuous childhood which was followed by what … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 3 Comments


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

April 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

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