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!

Depression Self

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Death Of A Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student about to enter her final year of university. Jodie has begun creating a series based upon mental health after recently being … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Black Swan

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

Freezing and Invigorating

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dark and Lonely

Please welcome first-time contributor Anna Maria, a teenage photographer from a small village in central England. Anna was diagnosed with severe Anxiety and Depression at the age of 18, after being … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Dissimulate

Please welcome first-time contributor Annabella, a 22-year-old photographer based in the North West of England. Annabella has suffered from OCD and anxiety, and she uses her practice to demonstrate the emotions that go along … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Broken

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Other Side Of The Looking Glass

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Have you ever wondered … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lightfall

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 … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

Chrysalis

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lead Me Into Light

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

August 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Abandoned Ruins

Please welcome first-time contributor Leigh-Anne, a 46-year-old woman from Detroit who has battled a number of mental disorders for the past 44 years after experiencing severe childhood trauma. Her battles include addiction, anxiety, fibromyalgia, … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

My Little Dream Catcher

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

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