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!

Silent In Its Hope

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

June 23, 2017 · 5 Comments

Delay

Photo by 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 with … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 2 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

Spinner

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

June 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Safety Within the Magical Mysts

Photos by 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 at … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pow Wow Dancer

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

June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Inspiration Workshop: Into the Light, Picturing Hope

Please join us in welcoming back Palmer Davis, faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, located in New York City. Palmer’s … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Way Things Are

Photos taken by contributor Savannah Condon, a 22-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in London, England. Savannah suffers from Bipolar Disorder. She has been on and off of various medications since … Continue reading

June 8, 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

Nostalgia

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

June 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Iris

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

June 2, 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

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