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!

Stirring

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Disconnected

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fighting Back

Please welcome first-time contributor Chris Lee, a fourth year college student in Iowa. Chris was diagnosed with depression in the spring of 2013 while a student at college, but had suffered from … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Where the Fairies Live

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · 6 Comments

Callas

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 13 Comments

The Ledge, NYC

Photos taken by a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. About this photo: I often feel like I’m on a ledge or wanting to be on a ledge. Each … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Inside Outside

I’m not a religious person, but sometimes believing in something bigger has helped me through very dark times. Family deaths, deep depressions, uncontrollable mood spirals. I very much do believe … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

Half Solid

Photo taken by Meredith. I shoot photographs as a way of focusing on the external world as I work with my anxiety. For many years, the world seemed like a ruthless … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Contrast

When I am depressed, hurting, or in pain, I often want to just fly away. I look out the window and dream of flapping my wings and going to another … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 21 Comments

Garden of Serenity

Photo by Carespin: I am a 27 year old research assistant in the field of Nutritional Sciences in the state of New Jersey. I do not have a diagnosed mental health … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

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