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!

Survival Manual

Please welcome first-time contributor Fili Olsefski, a woman born in Poland who currently resides in Athens, Greece. Fili has experienced depression and mental health challenges through friends and herself, which … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 5 Comments

Shadowed Places

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

Weeping Cherry

Photo taken by contributor Don, a man in his fifties from the Western North Carolina Mountains. Throughout his teens and twenties spikes of grandeur, depression, and anxiety were the norm, although back then no … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Self

Please welcome first-time contributor Nadia, a twenty six-year-old woman from Portland, Oregon, who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and self-harm since she was fourteen, and an eating disorder since she … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Destruction

Please welcome first-time contributor Chelsea Hart, an Urban Explorer photographer who has been diagnosed with depression. Chelsea finds abandoned houses or buildings and photographs the items left behind by previous … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 7 Comments

Exposed

Please welcome first-time contributor Becky, a 37-year-old amateur photographer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Dealing with both depressive and anxiety disorders, photography has been an outlet to allow others to see … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 8 Comments

Alternatives

Photo by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About this photo: “This is … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Balance and Transformation

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Million Wishes

Please welcome first-time contributor M. Delia Florez, an artist and writer who suffers from anxiety and depression. About this photo: “While sitting alone in my friends backyard, I was struck with the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 4 Comments

Decisions

Please welcome first-time contributor OutisPhotography, a man from Ecuador whose mental disorder became apparent at age 20 while he was attending university. After faking a mask for many years, he finally was diagnosed … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Grown

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nest

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 22-year-old final year photography student who had to defer a year of university due to being diagnosed with depression. She is continuing a self-portrait project which … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Happiness

Photos by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About these photos: “I filled … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 4 Comments

Words Of Encouragement

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

May 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

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