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!

BE better

Please welcome first time contributor Federica, an Italian woman in her late twenties. She was diagnosed in 2012 with recurring panic attacks and mild depression. She has also experienced mental illness … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Derailed

Please welcome first-time contributor DeBorah, a 58-year-old woman living in Brooklyn, New York, who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In March, 2015, she spent two weeks inpatient … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Painful Tear

Photo taken by first-time contributor Annie, a 58-year-old woman from Australia who lives with anxiety, panic disorder, and depression, all of which were diagnosed in 2013. She believes that severe chronic pain has … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

Just As I Am

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Ah yes, some days just don’t go quite like you … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

A Lost One

Photo taken by first-time contributor Street Wolf, a 32-year-old man from Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY. Growing up in Jersey City, he was exposed to many things a young man … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

My Body

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Frozen

Please say hello to first-time contributor Ilanna, a 59-year-old writer and photographer living in Toronto, Canada. For many years Ilanna has coped with panic disorder. Photography is her way of coping … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

XIX The Sun

Photo taken by contributor Bridget Walsh Stone, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar I and Panic Disorder over 12 years ago. She sees a psychiatrist regularly and takes meds daily. … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Self

Photos taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a woman in her twenties from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Ringed

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

I Feel Beautiful

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Beautiful and Disturbing

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, among other mental health challenges. It has affected … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 9 Comments

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