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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 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 in the way” and by the age of 25, was alcoholic and suffered from depression. 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. Mike likes to capture images that celebrate light and spirit. He sees beauty in unexpected places, such as abandoned houses and barns. He likes to capture the story they tell of life, loss, and aging through their haunting transformations.

About this photo: “Clarity is lacking in the chaos of addiction and anxiety. I had often felt that I was wandering in the darkness with no direction. This photo represents the path out of the darkness. The path toward light is also chaotic but I know it leads to clarity and purpose.”


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7 responses to “Clarity”

  1. ksbeth Avatar

    absolutely beautiful –

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  2. Cla-c Avatar

    Thank you for this beautiful image !! makes me see ‘my light’ .

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  3. Markus @ POINT BLANK Avatar

    Wow, excellent work.

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  4. Ιωάννης Ζωγόπουλος Avatar

    Seems more like a dark painting, amazing pic

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  5. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Beautiful, atmospheric shot.

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  6. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    Wish I had taken that photograph – hope you keep on capturing such interesting and evocative images….

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  7. ifnotforpassion Avatar

    Eerie but very beautiful. Gracefully dark to light.

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