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.

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Photo taken by 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: Green traces of life emerging from the dead remains on the forest ground, in the like of which my mind and soul come out sometimes from obscurity to shine for a little while. Finding scenes like this in Nature remind me of Life’s abilities to keep renovating itself one time after another. It also tells me that it’s possible to find light even in darker places, light that allows me to keep on going ahead through the deepest and most light deprived stages of my inward journey.

Find more from Ed on his blogFacebookinstagram, and 500px.

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3 responses to “Color And Light Among The Remains”

  1. Mish Avatar

    Beautiful! I am especially drawn to the contrast of light and darkness as it holds so much meaning. Your description of the photo expresses survival so well and the will to keep going even when it seems impossible. Thank you for sharing. May the light always find you.

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  2. galeweithers Avatar

    It’s a truly beautiful photograph; Ed is talented! I am glad photography is helping him heal.

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  3. jmacindoe Avatar
    jmacindoe

    Lovely shot!

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