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 Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out shooting photos, he is able to focus on his subject matter, and concentrate solely on getting a great photo.

About this photo: “When I first captioned this photo, I wrote the following…

This photo represents the road I have come across while in Kansas. It represents that it is time to move on to other things in life and as much as I enjoy doing photography, it does not make any sense to continue on with a hobby that no one enjoys. This will be my final posting. Farewell to all.’ 

I wrote that when I was in my deepest depression, however, I am doing much better and I am back behind the lens. I just cannot give up photography.” 

Find more from Kevin at his website.



**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 non-profit! Please donate here.

*Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

2 responses to “Time To Move On”

  1. faq7231956 Avatar

    Kevin nice depth of field and isolation.


  2. hotteachic Avatar

    Never give up. Sometimes, the camera is my best friend. Behind the lens, I am really me. So never give up this thing you love.


Please Join the Conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: