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!

Native Alaskan Culture

Photo taken by contributor Aaron Fisk, a 32-year-old Combat Infantryman from Anchorage, Alaska. He has been managing PTSD for 10 years using photography and cinematography. Getting out into the wilderness also helps him put … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Into the Light; India

Photo taken by first-time contributor Amy, a 30-year-old woman originally from Australia, currently living in Canada. She spent her teenage years and early twenties battling depression and anxiety. These periods of … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Bolivian Boys

Photo taken by contributor Elise, a 19-year-old girl who is passionate about travel and helping people. She loves seeing new places and experiencing all the things a new country or culture … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 7 Comments

Cross Processed Self-Portrait; Korea

Photo taken by PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university in … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

House of Abandoned Children

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

A Thousand Words

Photo taken by Anonymous 24, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She will be receiving her BA in art history and computer science in 2013, after walking away from being a studio arts major. Her … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Separator; LA Meets South Korea

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is from the UK, but has been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 11 Comments

Breathtaking Peaks of Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

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