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!

Through The Lens

Through The Lens – an initiative by the non-profit Broken Light Collective – is a cross-platform mental health awareness campaign that will run from May 1st-31st for Mental Health Month. The … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Happy Face

Photo taken by first-time contributor Susan Spangenberg, a painter, writer, and actor who performs under the stage name Shyla Idris. Susan has spent the last twenty years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. She believes in … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Dark Thoughts

Photos taken by contributor millrick, a man who has been living in Toronto, Ontario, for the past 35 years. Rick has been living with a mood disorder for his entire adult life. Despite … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pure Joy

Photo taken by first-time contributor Estelle Haward, a 52-year-old mother of three, and grandmother to a bunch of boys ranging from 2 months to 12 years. Estelle has battled mental health issues for most … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Calm in the midst of the Storm

Please welcome first time contributor Kevin W. Gardner. Kevin has been suffering with mental illness all of his life. He deals with mental illness through photography and through music. He … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Broken Light Collective Announcements!

Just for today, we are straying from our format a bit to share some exciting news!!! Our first live exhibit is coming up in just a few weeks! “FROM DARKNESS … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 25 Comments

Looking Through

Photo taken by Malgorzata, or Margaret to some, a 28-year-old woman from Warsaw, Poland. In her own words: “Amateur photographer. Maybe someday turns hobby into a work. Stuck between two countries, … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

Reaching Farther

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

You Need Me

Photo by Christopher Scott & Viviana Urvina. Christopher Scott is an award winning internationally recognised social awareness poster designer from Northern Ireland. His work has been exhibited all over the world … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo taken by Cathy Fiebelkorn of NJ.  Although I do not have a mental illness, my life has been touched by people who cope with various forms of it. Whether … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Moving Free

Photo taken by Raven Adams, 26, of model Lillian Concepcion in New York. About this photo: This photo was taken of Lillian who is a choreographer/dancer. We decided on Coney Island because she … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 7 Comments

Cocoon

Photos taken by Micaela Brookman from Los Angeles, California. Micaela is a young model and aspiring photographer. Her work is greatly influenced by Salvador Dali and Richard Avedon. When Micaela was seven years old she … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 11 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Beacon of Hope

Photo taken by Callum Snape, whose sister helps treat substance abusers and people with mental health issues on a daily basis. She is an amazing woman who helps heal people, an … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

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