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 Gardner, a 54-year-old man from Miami, Oklahoma, who is in treatment and counseling for Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder. Kevin has started doing photography full time and currently is in the process of starting his own photography business.

About this photo: “I took this at Miami Fall Festival and I was reminded by this elderly gentleman not to give up on my hopes and dreams of being a professional photographer. As I learn more about photography, the more I learn about myself.” 

Find more from Kevin at his website.



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3 responses to “Don’t Give Up”

  1. James Work Photography Avatar

    What an inspiration. I am ashamed sitting on my couch….en theos…jasL


  2. Karen Miller Avatar
    Karen Miller



  3. maureenjenner Avatar

    There is so much to be admired about those who keep on keeping on despite the slings and arrows that shower, or seem to shower on them in daily life. These brave people are an inspiration to all of us.

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