Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Faceless

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even for a split second.

About this photo: “Stigma can objectify us. We seemingly do not fit the norm..so we’re put behind the glass and observed. We’re given meds so that we can “control” ourselves. We’re put into the system. We become a number, a chart note, a statistic. We feel trapped and cast aside. Who we really are becomes a reflection, a shadow… at least to others… and sometimes when we look in the glass, to ourselves as well.

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One comment on “Faceless

  1. Jaeda DeWalt
    July 26, 2016

    Eerie and enchanting. This photograph is so powerful, Kyle. I love it. And that last sentence… so poignant–>Who we really are becomes a reflection, a shadow… at least to others… and sometimes when we look in the glass, to ourselves as well.
    Well done and well said!

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