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!

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

I Must Be Dreaming

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 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

I’m Here

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Basket Case

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 10, and it … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 8 Comments

Pane

Please welcome first-time contributor Del, a man who was diagnosed with severe depression at the age of 51. His diagnosis came after a nearly fatal intentional overdose, and consequent admission to a … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 6 Comments

Lead Me Home

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 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Just Be You

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 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Escape

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD and dissociative disorder. Her coping tools include writing, walking, meditation, reading and being with her feline companion Zoe. About … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

My Pain

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 1, 2016 · 8 Comments

Silence

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

May 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

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