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!

Cracking Under Pressure

Photo taken by contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 1 Comment


Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

Banishing The Demons

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Trapped In My Head

Photo taken by contributor Lori who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 12 Comments

Agitated Depression

Photos taken by a contributor on the bipolar spectrum. She has battled depression, hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, BPD, ADD and more. About these photos: “These three photographs may be abstract, but to … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Silent Agony

Photos taken by a contributor in her thirties with bipolar II disorder. Consistently seeing her doctors and taking her medications is keeping her somewhat level, but the battle for stability … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 3 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with bipolar II. She suffers on and off with severe depression, anxiety, agitation, and panic attacks. She recently has been experiencing … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Losing Balance

Photo taken by contributor P. McCormick, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been battling depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Her father has also suffered from depression secretly for … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

Eyes are the Gateway to the Soul

Please welcome first-time contributor Tamara Khlghatyan, a 21-year-old from Armenia. She is currently volunteering in Lefkada, Greece. Over the past two years she has traveled extensively. She has seen things that … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

I Shall Be Released

Photo taken by contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. He is an author, a carpenter, and an occasional accountant. … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

Blue Day

Photo taken by contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly due to … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Layers of Disorder

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Massachusetts. Her diagnoses change about as much as her moods do, so her only consistency is feeling inconsistent. She gets severely depressed and anxious, and … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

Ascending the Pipe

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jess, a woman whose family has been affected by mental illness for many generations. The illness manifests in different ways. It is sometimes hard to … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Fence of Depression

Photo taken by a contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “Depression feels like … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 10 Comments

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