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!

Dissociation

Please welcome first time contributor Layne, an 18-year-old photographer living with Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociation. They have found photography therapeutic and something that helps them think about feelings and … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 8 Comments

Disconnect

Please welcome first-time contributor James, a long-term sufferer of mental illness from London who was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. James believes in the power of talking and that … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Red Door

Photo taken by contributor Danielle Hark, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Bright Under Heaven

Please welcome first-time contributor Natty, a 30-year-old writer and stargazing drifter whose diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Natty is fresh out of a rehab clinic and living in … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Outsider

Please welcome first-time contributor Emma, a 43-year-old woman struggling with severe depression, an anxiety disorder, and borderline symptoms. As a teenager she had an eating disorder, and in her thirties she … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tired of this World

Photo taken by first-time contributor Marion Orgaer, an 18-year-old woman who lives in France. Marion, an amateur photographer and video director, was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves taking minimalist photos because … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Raw Emotion

Please welcome first-time contributor Darcie, a 32-year-old woman from Edmonton, Alberta who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. She was diagnosed in the last two years after suffering … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Finding Serenity

Photo taken by a first-time contributor from New Jersey. She is a 46-year-old single woman with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves God, family, and friends. She enjoys art, … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 9 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

Mindfulness

Photo taken by Living with BPD, a 24-year-old woman from the UK. She has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. After years of self harm, suicide attempts, disordered eating and severe … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Broken

Photo taken by a woman struggling with bipolar II and recurrent clinical depression. About this photo: This photo can mean different things to different people. For me, depression makes me feel … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 23 Comments

Dreaming

Photo taken by a woman with recurrent clinical depression. She is trying to work her way out of a severe episode. About this photo: I have been depressed for a … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 12 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

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

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