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!

Dark Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Julie, a California-based photographer who also works in film. She’s been battling anxiety and depression for over ten years, suffering from panic attacks in between. Julie … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 5 Comments

Intense Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Paula, a woman who has been successfully living with Bipolar II for three decades. Paula finds comfort and support in her faith, CBT, friends and her kitties. Spending … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 6 Comments

Lamppost

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 9 Comments

Untitled 5

Please welcome first-time contributor Nicolart, a 23-year-old man from Bogotá, Columbia, who has been diagnosed with bipolar II. He is a suicide attempt survivor currently living with his parents and sister … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 15 Comments

Authentic Self

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to treat and express himself … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: “This is a submission for both Broken Light … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

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

Swirl of Color

Photo taken by a woman in her forties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About this photo: “This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I hoped to capture … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bipolar Contradiction

Photo taken by Abby, a 32-year-old woman from the Bay Area of California who was diagnosed several years ago with Bipolar II, and has fought through addiction. She is happiest when she is … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 7 Comments

Life is Ruff

Photo taken by Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II two years ago. It threw her for a loop and disrupted her life in many ways. … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Masked Warrioress

Photo taken by Dee, who is currently in the hospital undergoing E.C.T. aka “shock therapy” for the treatment of depression and bipolar, hence the fashionable paper bracelet. About this photo: … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 5 Comments

Window on Addiction

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who suffers from Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: Substance use and abuse travel side-by-side with my mental health issues. … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

ChainLinkedUp

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: This bird was kind enough to let me … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Limber Heart

Photo taken by Abby. I live in the Bay Area of California and am currently working through the birth of a beast, called Bipolar II. I am still learning about what it … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 15 Comments

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