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!

Entering The Psych Hospital

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

September 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

My Emotive Landscape

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

September 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

After the Mania

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, a 37-year-old man diagnosed with ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. He is recently separated from his wife of 12 years, with whom he has one child. Kevin lost his career … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Remembering

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

September 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Reflection

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

September 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Broken

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

August 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Reflection

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Metamorphosis

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

August 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

Intense Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Paula, a woman who has been successfully living with Bipolar II for three decades. Paula finds comfort and support in her faith, CBT, friends and her kitties. Spending … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 6 Comments

Just Breathe

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and mental health advocate. About … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Life Gets Better

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

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Time To Move On

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Roots

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

July 11, 2016 · 9 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

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