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!

What Is Real?

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

July 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Externalized

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

March 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Other Side

Photos taken by contributor Michelle, a woman who battles recurrent major depression. For years, Michelle was struggling but didn’t understand what was happening to her. Eventually, she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist. Michelle writes, blogs, and does photography as … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Alter Of Coin

Photo taken by first-time contributor John Kelly, a 44-year-old combat veteran from London who has battled depression and PTSD. Having served 9 years in the Royal Air Force, including periods in Kuwait and Iraq, John entered … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 11 Comments

The Miracle of Becoming Whole

Photo taken by first-time contributor Annali, a 49-year-old mother and teacher from Massachusetts who has struggled throughout her life with depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. In her twenties, she was diagnosed with PTSD, and … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 8 Comments

Tick-Tock

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Under Construction

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “Rochester, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Stoic Amongst Brokenness

Photo taken by contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September 2014 … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Abandoned

Photo taken by contributor Thomas Slatin, a man in his thirties who is an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. He was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD at the age … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Cricket, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hope

Please say hello to first-time contributor Marcines, a 39-year-old who lives in Slough, England. Marcines has experienced both depression and substance abuse, but is now sober. About this photo: “I have 39 years, I … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 9 Comments

Before The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in NYC, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. Photography is an outlet and coping tool that … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Time Washes Over Toronto

Photo taken by contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. Photography … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 11 Comments

Twist

Photo taken by Danielle a contributor with a host of mental health issues that she refers to as her “mental mess.” It includes depression, anxiety, and hypomania. She uses her … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

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