Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.


9/15/16 – “Danielle Hark & Broken Light Collective” a short documentary video by OC87 Recovery Diaries about the beginnings and the work of Broken Light Collective.

3/16/16 – “The Secret Truths of a Bipolar Girl” a personal piece by BLC founder, Danielle Hark, on The Mighty. Features the Broken Light Collective video. A version of this piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post as “Coming Out of the Bipolar Closet.”


3/3/16 – “Letter To My Depressed Self” a personal piece by BLC founder, Danielle Hark, for the Huffington Post, contains references Broken Light Collective.

2/23/16 – “‘With Photography There Is No Stigma’: Turning a Lens on the Challenges of Mental Illness” an interview by WordPress.com for Discover, highlighting the best content from the millions of blogs hosted by WordPress.


10/12/15 – “Finding Light Through A Lens” PhotoFilm about Broken Light Collective created by BBC World News for World Mental Health Day.


8/19/14 – “Finding Beauty in Mental Illness” NBC Washington television news segment about Broken Light Collective.

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7/24/14 – “Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness” NY Times article about Broken Light Collective.

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6/23/14 – “FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Exhibition to Open 6/26 at Fountain Gallery”

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5/5/14 – ‘The Community We Were Creating” an interview by the American Association of Suicidology’s AttemptSurvivors.com.

2/25/14 – “Powerful Photography Saving Lives: One Picture At A Time” a wonderful interview by Mary Alice Stephenson for the Huffington Post.

2/2/14 – “Danielle Hark of Broken Light Collective on Creativity and Mindfulness as Healing Forces for Those Struggling with Mental Health Issues” an audio interview on the Clear Creative Hour on Intention Radio.

9/20/13 – “How One Person Can Change The World” an audio interview on SuperChangeYourLife.com.

8/29/13 –  “Over the Hump” Danielle talks depression & creativity on the Veria Living TV show’s depression episode.

6/5/13 – “Photography 101: Introduction & Philosophy” a written interview and tips for photo bloggers on WordPress’s The Daily Post.

5/17/13 – “How Viewing Photos Can Help Reduce Stress: An interview with Danielle Hark” on Cooliris.

4/24/13 – “The Art of Humanity: Broken Light Collective” an interview by the non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms.

**Please contact brokenlightcollective@gmail.com for media requests…

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