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!

Escape

Please welcome first-time contributor Priscila Levis Stewart, an Argentinian photographer in her thirties who has been struggling with severe depression for almost 20 years. Priscilla is a survivor of two suicide attempts. … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

In The Shadows

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rare Shot In Front Of The Lens

Photo taken by contributor Don, a man in his fifties from the Western North Carolina Mountains. Throughout his teens and twenties spikes of grandeur, depression, and anxiety were the norm, although back then no … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Learning As I Go

Photo taken by contributor Joshua R Beharry, a 29-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has suffered from depression. Since recovering from a severe bout of depression in 2010, Josh has become … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lynks

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

June 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Reciprocity

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

June 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Vanishing Point

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

June 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Drowning

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

June 22, 2016 · 8 Comments

Cracking Under Pressure

Photo taken by contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Clarity

Photo taken by contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario who first loved photography as a teen. He put down his camera when “life got … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

Spiraling

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Cracked: The Mirror Reflects My Soul

Photo taken by contributor Mike Wacht, a 50-year-old professional photographer and communications consultant from Orlando, Florida, who lives with Type II Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety. He is married for the third time with daughters … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Own Destruction

Please welcome first-time contributor Eryn Faris, a woman from Atlanta, Georgia, who has lived with bipolar depression, ADHD, and chronic migraines. About this photo: “I am learning to deal with my bi-polar … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Juxtaposed

Please welcome first-time contributor Steve Mitchell, a Cornish born British male in his fifties. Steve has lived his whole life with a non-affecting physical but visible disability from birth trauma. The older … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

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