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!

Isolation

Photo taken by Sabrina, a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Sabrina has struggled with depression for over ten years. Six years of denial and another four years of antidepressants, social … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 4 Comments

Destruction

Please welcome first-time contributor Chelsea Hart, an Urban Explorer photographer who has been diagnosed with depression. Chelsea finds abandoned houses or buildings and photographs the items left behind by previous … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 8 Comments

Grown

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nest

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 22-year-old final year photography student who had to defer a year of university due to being diagnosed with depression. She is continuing a self-portrait project which … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Birth

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Not Myself Series

Photo by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About this photo: “In these … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Tropophobia

Photo taken by contributor Brandon, a man who has struggled with severe anxiety and depression for most of his life. He was officially diagnosed at the age of 17, and has been … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Foiled Again

Please welcome first-time contributor Jack, a 46-year-old man from Merseyside, England. Jack has recently accepted that he has suffered the effects of anxiety and depression from an early age. He … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Fearless Series

Photos taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an 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

November 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Guardian of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Shadow of the Universe

Please welcome first-time contributor Ian Mcintyre, a 33-year-old man who was born in Aurora, Colorado, but grew up in Canada. He graduated high school and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Death Of A Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student about to enter her final year of university. Jodie has begun creating a series based upon mental health after recently being … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Dissimulate

Please welcome first-time contributor Annabella, a 22-year-old photographer based in the North West of England. Annabella has suffered from OCD and anxiety, and she uses her practice to demonstrate the emotions that go along … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

I Am Human

Please welcome first-time contributor Nathan Walker, a man who was first diagnosed with autism when he was a young child. Learning how to live with autism was a challenge for him. From a … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

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