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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Photos taken by contributor Savannah Condon, a 22-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in London, England. Savannah suffers from Bipolar Disorder. She has been on and off of various medications since she was 13. Savannah has had a passion for photography and art since she was very young, which makes it the perfect therapeutic tool for her. She especially loves creating self-portraits because she has difficulty explaining her feelings with words. Her self-portraits are raw expressions of feelings that she, along with many other people, experience on a regular basis.

About these photos: “This is the beginning of a photographic journey that entails the exploration of the deep-rooted stigma of mental illness. My images are based on personal experiences I’ve had or seen my close friends and family deal with. The mind is intricate and marvelous- and sometimes is quick to close when confronted with harsh realities. My only hope is that you keep your mind and heart open while viewing these images. And to never stop questioning ‘the way things are.’”

Find more from Savannah at her website, and on Instagram @savannahhbananaa

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our resources page or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free, confidential assistance, 24/7

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4 responses to “The Way Things Are”

  1. The Photonomad Avatar

    Interesting. I wonder if photography would help people with other illnesses.

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    daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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  3. Kijo Avatar
    Kijo

    The second one really hit home. When you’re “in it,” your senses are dampened and you are unreachable, even unrecognizable, to those who love you. Thank you, Savannah.

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    Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people you really know
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