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!

Locked Up or Let Free?

Photo taken by first-time contributor Janine Kain from Scotland. She struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and OCD. She feels that photography gives her the opportunity to explore and express herself … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

Light Is Out There

Photo taken by SPIRAL, a 27-year-old woman from Prague, Czech Republic. She is a psychology student, a wife, a carer and a step-mother of an 8-year old. She also calls herself a … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 11 Comments

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: “This is a submission for both Broken Light … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Mindfulness

Photo taken by Living with BPD, a 24-year-old woman from the UK. She has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. After years of self harm, suicide attempts, disordered eating and severe … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

La Bailarina

Photo taken by Paz, who struggles with depression. She was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2008, but a year ago got a more accurate diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. More … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Nobody’s Perfect

Photo taken by Halfwaybetweenthegutter, 27, living on the coast in the UK. She is very familar with diagoses and the failings of her mental health system. Dignosed with borderline personality disorder, severe … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 12 Comments

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 30 Comments

Empty

Photos taken by Paz, who was initially diagnosed with bipolar II, but recently got a new diagnosis of major depressive disorder comorbid with borderline personality disorder. She was also born with a brittle … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 9 Comments

Finding the Strength to Get Out

Photo taken by Serena Pirredda from Genova, Italy. She has suffered for many years with depression, and symptoms of borderline personally disorder. About this photo: Too often I felt out of place. … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 19 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Layers of Life; Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by The Quiet Borderline, who suffers from depression, anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This photo was taken in the art room of her psychiatric hospital in Israel. I have … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

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