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 and Lonely

Please welcome first-time contributor Anna Maria, a teenage photographer from a small village in central England. Anna was diagnosed with severe Anxiety and Depression at the age of 18, after being … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Abandoned Cottage

Photo taken by contributor Magic, a 27-year-old who is currently trying to find his place on earth so he can finally lay down his backpack. His mental health challenges began at the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Anorexia: Pain and Stigma

Photo by contributor Toby Upson, an 18-year-old man from England. Last year, Toby was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. His condition was so severe that at one point he was rushed to a hospital where he … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 11 Comments

Invisibility Is Painful

Photos taken by contributor Niquita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since the age of 14, when she became overwhelmed by the pressures of school and … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 17 Comments

Motherhood

  Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 12 Comments

Body Dysmorphia

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Magic, a 27-year-old citizen of the planet, currently trying to find his place on earth so he can finally lay down his backpack. His … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

Reflections

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 7 Comments

Falling

Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Beauty, Inside and Out

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

In Fields of Gold

Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 19 Comments

Regrown

Photo taken by first-time contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 14 Comments

Between

Photos taken by first-time contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother of a daughter who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless as a parent to see her daughter … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 21 Comments

Hey Girl, You’re Bald

Photo taken by Melanie who suffers from Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. She is a former environmental lobbyist of 30 years, who left Capitol Hill to pursue her dream of being … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Delicate Trust

Photo taken by a woman in Florida who suffers from regular bouts of depression. She works hard to manage her constantly unsteady moods. About this photo: “Trust is something I have … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 8 Comments

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