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!

Mascara Tears

Photo taken by contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She has battled severe depression, paranoia, and fearfulness throughout her life, and has … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Self 2

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

December 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

Self

Please say hello to first-time contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old 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 … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

The City Wins Again

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Why?

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing and art, and escapes reality … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Finding Serenity

Photo taken by a first-time contributor from New Jersey. She is a 46-year-old single woman with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves God, family, and friends. She enjoys art, … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

Do Not Enter

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

Heavy Limbs and Clothes Made of Concrete

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Black & White Majestic Creatures

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her two young … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Ugly Cry

Photos taken by Chris Fitzgerald, a fashion and fine art photographer in Los Angeles who has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood. About this photo: While it is something … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 11 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

Close But Far Away (Photo Challenge: Through)

Sometimes, many times, I’m present, but I feel like I’m a world apart. Like I am looking at the world through foggy gray glasses of depression. Like life around me … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

When faith isn’t enough

Photo taken by: -MarkAnthony- I haven’t been diagnosed nor have I been to a doctor; but this past year has been a difficult one for me.  I’ve hit some rock bottom … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

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