Who we are & why we are

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 Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through working on this project he has come to accept and understand his struggles with depression. For a long time he believed his mood swings and inability to connect with others was normal. It took until his disconnect affected his life with his little girl and fiancé before he finally sought help. Since then, he has been taking small steps towards bringing his life back to a happier place. Photography and medication have been helpful tools on his journey towards being a healthier, happier, more fulfilled person.

About this photo: “I’ve never been the type of person to talk about or express what I feel. My anger, sadness, and problems I keep to myself and wish not to burden anyone with these problems. Eventually they build to a point that I feel like I’m cracking under pressure from all my emotions.”

Find more from Keith at his website500pxFacebook, and Flickr.

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One response to “Cracking Under Pressure”

  1. blueribbonfair Avatar

    I love this one. How I feel also.

    Like

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