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!

Lost and Vulnerable

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: “This is a submission for both Broken Light … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 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

Image I Present & Image I See

Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Faces of Depression

Photo taken by Tara O, a freelance photographer with depression from Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in pinup and retro style photography. She went to Arizona State University and studied Fine Art, … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Behind the Veil

Photo by Sarah Sadowski. I had my first panic attack at age four, and I was properly diagnosed with severe panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder when I was about … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 5 Comments

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 10 Comments

Ghostly Child

Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

King of Birds

Photo taken by n23art, a long time depression sufferer. He is from the UK, but had been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him here. Photographed in Prestatyn, Wales, … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 15 Comments

Many Rivers to Cross

Photo taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for much of his life. It was taken at the beaver pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park, Texas. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Two Subjects

Sometimes I don’t know what is me, and what is the pills. What is depression and what is medication zoning me out. Is this two subjects or really just one? **Seeking … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 29 Comments

The Fog Lifts

Photo taken by Rainey. I have been diagnosed with depression. It is possible that I am also bipolar, but as of yet no official diagnosis. Lately, every day has been … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

Fragmented

Photo taken by S. I am a 27 year old woman who has struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager (and truthfully I have probably been depressed longer, … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 17 Comments

Living Life in the Slow Lane

Photos taken by Borderline Rigamarole. The title of my photo series is “Living Life in the Slow Lane (Social Anxiety Disorder)” from California. Your mind is something that can be … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

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