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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled depression, anxiety, obsessive thinking, and fearfulness his entire life, especially as a child and teenager, after a traumatic family experience. Recently, Ed has found relief from the daily struggles through mountaineering and caving, running, and riding his bicycle. Those activities seem to help mitigate some of the confusion and suffering in his head. After a period of relative health, his nerves were shaken again in 2016, and he is in the process of recovering from a confused, sad, and unstable state of mind. Photography is Ed’s passion and a way to connect with life and the world that surrounds him. It provides him with moments of tranquility and peace. Nature’s landscape and details is where he finds beauty in life. Ed is struggling to start making a presence in the fine art photography world. He is now blogging his images and thoughts on photography and life itself, as he attempts to reconstruct his life, against all challenges, and become all he can be.

About this photo: “Sometimes I feel as if only a small portion of me was defined, and the rest faded out into nothingness, making me almost invisible to others, that some darkness invades my soul and that there is a force outside of me that does not want to let me get away from the things I don’t like, a whirlwind that keeps taking me back into the abyss I want to escape from. Still, there is some light shining on me!”

Find more on his blog, Facebook, instagram, and 500px.


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4 responses to “The Abyss”

  1. Mish Avatar

    I think your photo reflects your thoughts above. The title drew me in first as I recently wrote a poem with the same title “The Abyss”. Good luck in your endeavors of photography. This one is beautiful. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Eduardo Mendoza Avatar

      I really appreciate it Mish!! I hope I can read your poem soon. Thanks for your wishes!!, I’m struggling a bit with my photos, I’m doing my best. 🙂


  2. Richard Overy Avatar

    Great photograph Ed 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Eduardo Mendoza Avatar

      Thanks so much Richard!!!!


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