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!

Survival Manual

Please welcome first-time contributor Fili Olsefski, a woman born in Poland who currently resides in Athens, Greece. Fili has experienced depression and mental health challenges through friends and herself, which … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 9 Comments

Just Breathe

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and mental health advocate. About … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Fire In My Sky

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 10 Comments

Hope

Photo taken by contributor Cheerios, a man who was diagnosed with Bipolar and Paranoid Schizophrenia at the age of 41. Cheerios works and does his best to function at a level … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 17 Comments

Uncertainty

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

Leaves and Sky

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “There … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Volcanoscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. Leya has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety. She also grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 10 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

Juxtaposition

Photos taken by first-time 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 … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Absorbing Life

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ben. Ben has an anxiety disorder that manifests itself in OCD and Depression About these photos: “These were taken in Bedfordshire by myself during the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Clouded Mind

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decades, … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 7 Comments

Prisma

Photo taken by contributor Sully Sidhe, a woman who struggles with severe anxiety. Sully has a penchant for music and art in all forms, and loves glitter, rainbows, unicorns and the dark … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

Art of Nature

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from bouts of severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys capturing the world around her, whether it is with her Canon dSLR or … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 13 Comments

Beneath a Blanket of Clouds

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has lived though severe major depressive episodes as well as periods of intense anxiety and panic. About this photo: “Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 23 Comments

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