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!

Seizure

Photo taken by Basil, who was struck by lightning at the age of 11, and was in a coma for eight months. Basil woke with a brain injury, and has had … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

Slam

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in the greater Los Angeles area. Jennifer believes that psychic equilibrium is achieved only while shooting, and thus she is … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

Caught in Her Own Chaos

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

I Am the Movement

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter in her thirties from Northeast Kansas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 10 Comments

Swirl; a Depiction of Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Cracked Porcelain, a young adult who has faced many trials in her life, including depression and anxiety. She suffered in silence for many years until she entrusted this … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Construction Ballet

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael, a 50-year-old software engineer from New Zealand who was diagnosed with clinical depression several years ago. To help his treatment, his family presented him with a camera, and membership in … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Beautiful Mind

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is originally from the UK, but currently resides in Asia. More about him here. This photo was taken in Siam … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 3 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

Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 16 Comments

Lights A Blur

I have problems with severe anxiety and panic attacks. They can prevent me from doing basic things like going out. In an attempt to keep moving forward, at times I … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Splash of Color

I suffer from severe depression and have been extremely agoraphobic for over a year now, so I am in my home almost all of the time. Somehow spring arrived early … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 7 Comments

Don’t Turn Around

Photo taken by D.C. This photo was taken with a Holga lomo 35mm camera, so I really didn’t know what to expect until I got the roll developed. For some … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

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