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!

The Mourning

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

January 11, 2017 · 6 Comments

Awesome

Photo by contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee loves her family. She’s from a small town but has a big … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Emerging From the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “These days it seems that my life is emerging from the … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hidden

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

January 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

War Paint

Please welcome first-time contributor Shannon Kane, a 20-year-old photography undergraduate currently in the second year of her degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Shannon was first diagnosed with anxiety at the age of 12, … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beneath The Side Effects

Photo by contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, who alongside her Pomeranian, Zipper, has devoted her life to animal advocacy and photography. Brandy was diagnosed with … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Our Deepest Fear

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 director of Broken Light Collective. … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

Swimming Together

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

November 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Safe Harbour

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

November 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Grocery Cart

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

In Thine Own Eyes

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

November 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Abyss

Please welcome first-time 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 … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Awe

Please welcome first-time contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee is from a small town, but prides herself on having a big … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Fearless Series

Photos 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

November 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

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