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!


Please welcome first-time contributor BaJa, a 42-year-old history teacher in a public secondary school. BaJa has recently been diagnosed with anxiety and depression after struggling with low self-esteem for over 25 years. … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 4 Comments


Photo taken by Basil, who was struck by lightning at the age of 11, and was in a coma for eight months. Basil woke with a brain injury, and has had … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 3 Comments


Please welcome first-time contributor Emma, a 43-year-old woman struggling with severe depression, an anxiety disorder, and borderline symptoms. As a teenager she had an eating disorder, and in her thirties she … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Anxious Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Mafalda Ar, a 24-year-old woman from Portugal. Mafalda has struggled with an anxiety disorder for several years, as well as bipolar disorder. She lives in a small home … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Buried Alive

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 2 Comments


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

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

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

Of The Sea

Photo taken by contributor Phedias, a man in his thirties from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias battled with anxiety for several years, but is now doing better. He has studied astronomy and … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Daily Storm

Please welcome first-time contributor Rachel, a 30-year-old from Florida who has struggled with anxiety for over 20 years. Over the years, she has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 12 Comments

Going Down

Photo taken by contributor Phedias, a man in his thirties from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias battled with anxiety for several years, but is now doing better. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

The River Flows to the Sea

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

April 22, 2016 · 1 Comment


Photo taken by contributor Sully Sidhe, a woman who struggles with severe anxiety. Sully has a penchant for music and art in all forms, and loves glitter, rainbows, unicorns and the dark … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

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