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!

Isolation

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

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foiled Again

Please welcome first-time contributor Jack, a 46-year-old man from Merseyside, England. Jack has recently accepted that he has suffered the effects of anxiety and depression from an early age. He … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

BREATH—less

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Door Begs to be Opened

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

February 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Waiting

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

February 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

Growth

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 8 Comments

Hunting Frogs, the Darkness of Childhood

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

January 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Quiet Mornings

Photo taken by 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 has battled … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 6 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

Hands

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

Seizure

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

Outsider

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

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