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!

Words Of Encouragement

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

May 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

True Freedom

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

May 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Dress Reveal

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

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Flying Dreams

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

Becoming A Part Of It

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 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Dream

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

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Free To Dream

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Dissociation. Annie meditates, does yoga, art, listens to music, and shares life with Rumi, her feline companion. Annie … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Tangled

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

May 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Romanticize Series

Photos 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 these photos: “A weird … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

Chiaroscuro

Please welcome first-time contributor Bon, a single parent in her thirties living in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia. Bon has been living with Bipolar Disorder her entire adult life, and … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 12 Comments

Leap

Please welcome first-time contributor Casey Williams, a photographer who has been living with anxiety for as long as she can remember. About this photo: “I suffer from anxiety, this photo colab has alot … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Push The Sky Away

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

April 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Learning To Fly

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

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Light

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, depression, anxiety and dissociation. Meditation, yoga, music and the expressive arts are helpful tools. Her companion cat, Rumi, brings … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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