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!

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 9 Comments

Rising Above

Photo taken by n23art who has struggled with depression most of his life. He is originally from the UK, but recently moved to Thailand. About this photo: I call this photo “Float … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Ledge, NYC

Photos taken by a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. About this photo: I often feel like I’m on a ledge or wanting to be on a ledge. Each … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Image I Present & Image I See

Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can’t pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 17 Comments

Faces of Depression

Photo taken by Tara O, a freelance photographer with depression from Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in pinup and retro style photography. She went to Arizona State University and studied Fine Art, … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

A Beautiful Mind

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is originally from the UK, but currently resides in Asia. More about him here. This photo was taken in Siam … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Microcosm: An Upside-Down World (Earth Day)

Photo taken by Jennifer Hopkins, who has suffered with depression and anxiety for around 11 years. She also cares for her husband who is bipolar. They live in Greater Manchester, UK. … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 24 Comments

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 10 Comments

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

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