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!

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Broken Light Collective has a new assistant! We will be taking a brief maternity leave for our Director Danielle to attend to this little gem, and her own physical and mental … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 12 Comments

Daddy’s Here

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 8 Comments

Losing Control

Photo by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar II disorder. She experiences extreme depression, agitation, anxiety, and panic attacks. About this photo: “This photograph was taken by my husband as I … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

Belly Kisses

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. She has a long history of depression, but it became much worse after the birth of her daughter several years ago, … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

Home

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has struggled with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks for many years. Most recently she fell into a deep depression six … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Touching the Heart

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6-years-old. Thankfully she has a … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Inside 2 aka Before She was She

Photo taken by a photographer with chronic depression. She uses photography as a tool in her healing. She has been having trouble with the logistics of running a photography business, … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · 13 Comments

Fleeting Moments

Photo taken by a mother with depression on Long Beach Island, NJ. About this photo: Being a mother is challenging. Being a mother with severe depression feels nearly impossible. I … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 16 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

Ghostly Child

Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 10 Comments

Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Volcanoes of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom: Eight years ago after the birth of my first child Max I knew something was terribly wrong. Not with my newborn son. He was healthy and … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 14 Comments

Inspiration

Living with a mood disorder is a hard job. Being a mom with a mood disorder is harder than any job I’ve ever had. I am infinitely thankful, but totally … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

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