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!

Mood Lift

Photo taken by contributor Samina, a Molecular Biologist who has an MSEd in School Counseling. She is also a wife and a mother. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 1 in … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Hawaiian Orchids

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

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Whirlwind of Colour

Photo by contributor Roshni Ravi, a 24-year-old mental health professional based in Bangalore, India. She is interested in the exploration of existential ideas of hope, happiness, meaning, presence and being in therapeutic practice. Roshni also lives with … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

Paint With What You Got

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I can remember as a kid at … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 19 Comments

In It For Love

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

March 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Today is the Beginning

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nigel O’Sullivan, a 44-year-old man from Killarney, Ireland. Nigel has been in and out of the mental health system with various diagnoses including … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Tavistock, Devon

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kerry Gerdes, a woman from Plymouth, UK who lives with Asperger’s syndrome as well as anxiety and depression. She loves to shoot documentary, landscape, still life and abstract photography. She has … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Ragged Beauty

Photos taken by first-time contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 18 Comments

Color, Moods, and Sensations

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 5 Comments

Colors at Sunset

Photo taken by Dini Papavasiliou, a 35-year-old interior designer in Greece. A lot of people around her have been suffering over the last two years due to the fiscal situation of … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 8 Comments

Swirl of Color

Photo taken by a woman in her forties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About this photo: “This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I hoped to capture … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

Help Button

Photo taken by Jamie from Portland, Oregon, who was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and social anxiety when she was 15-years-old. Photography has helped her find a universal way to … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

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