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!


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: “We had never met … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Between Worlds

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

October 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Holding on to the Last of the Sunshine

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student who has  been forced to take a year off of her studies due to depression. Jodie has begun exploring her emotions through … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Speaking With Trees

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

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Among the Weeds

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

October 19, 2016 · 1 Comment


Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 8 Comments

Love of Night

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 2 Comments


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

October 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Guardian of Hope

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 childhood, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 4 Comments


Please welcome first-time contributor John Holt, a 35-year-old man who suffers from a personalty disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. After spending some time in prison, he feels … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

Defying Conventions

Please welcome first-time contributor Saro Anne, a 36-year-old wife, mother and poet who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, bulimia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She uses the … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment


Please welcome first-time contributor Janine, a woman who has struggled with depression for nearly ten years. She has found it difficult to engage with others, especially in social situations, and has been afraid … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment


Please welcome first-time contributor Renée, a 28-year-old woman who has lived through psychosis. Three year ago, her world came crashing down. She was starting a new job, trying to make new friends, … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Inner City Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor Susan, a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. Susan grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in Canada, and enjoys taking pictures of nature and wildlife. … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

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