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!

Take Me To Church

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Isolation

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Foiled Again

Please welcome first-time contributor Jack, a 46-year-old man from Merseyside, England. Jack has recently accepted that he has suffered the effects of anxiety and depression from an early age. He … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Window of Opportunity

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Trapped

Please welcome first-time contributor Kira, a woman who was very recently diagnosed with Autism, although her family had suspected it for a long time. Kira has also suffered with self-harm for over two years, disordered eating, … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Stairs

Photos taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

A New Beginning

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Livonne was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Externalized

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle has struggled with an anxiety disorder for most of his life. After a traumatic accident ended his career … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Focus

Please welcome first-time contributor Erwin, a middle-aged man who has recently been diagnosed with depression. He knew he was living with depression for the past five years, but didn’t admit it until recently due … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Till Forever Runs Out

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 8 Comments

Thirsty

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Breaking Free

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Dark Days

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Fractured Mindfulness

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 22-year-old final year photography student who had to suspend her studies due to being diagnosed with depression. Her ongoing mental health series represents … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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