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!

Dissociation & Psychosis

Photo by contributor John E. Panic, a man who was born in Houston, Texas, in 1954. John experienced his first psychotic episode on his last day of elementary school. He went undiagnosed until … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 7 Comments

New Perspective

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 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

I Still Exist

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Twilight

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 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Power Of Hope

Photos taken by contributor Hank, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. who has been closely affected by mental illness. He has had many friends and family members who have struggled, … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · 4 Comments

Silent No More

Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 7 Comments

What Nightmares Are Made Of

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a woman in her twenties who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 14 Comments

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 · 9 Comments

What Is Real?

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Art, music, reading, writing, yoga, meditation and walking help when … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Commercial Trash Compactor: Shattered Self

Please welcome first-time contributor John E. Panic, a man who was born in Houston, Texas, in 1954. John experienced his first psychotic episode on his last day of elementary school. He went undiagnosed … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 14 Comments

The Absence of Chaos

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

July 13, 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 · 3 Comments

Eye See You

Photo taken by contributor M. Delia Florez, an artist and writer who suffers from anxiety and depression. About this photo: “Eye see you.” _____ . **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

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