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!

The Wind

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

August 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Chiaroscuro

Please welcome first-time contributor Bon, a single parent in her thirties living in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia. Bon has been living with Bipolar Disorder her entire adult life, and … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 13 Comments

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

Identity

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

November 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Learning As I Go

Photo taken by contributor Joshua R Beharry, a 29-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has suffered from depression. Since recovering from a severe bout of depression in 2010, Josh has become … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Duality

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Manic Mental Momentum

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 19 Comments

Avanzar

Photo taken by first-time contributor Javier Gutierrez, a 38-year-old man living in the Basque Country in the North of Spain. Javier works in Bilbao as a psychotherapist and groupanalyst. He works with mental health … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Floating Along

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer, a photographer in her twenties from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her photography is influenced by her PTSD, as well as anxiety in general. Jennifer’s work tends to center on the … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Ebb and Flow

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Intensity

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984. About … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Existing in Extremes

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Commanding the Chaos

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

Old Asylum Dairy Barn in Snow

Please welcome first-time contributor Karen, a 52-year-old woman who lives with bipolar disorder. Karen lost a sister, who also struggled with bipolar disorder, to suicide. About this photo: “This old barn has always … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

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