Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Light

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, depression, anxiety and dissociation. Meditation, yoga, music and the expressive arts are helpful tools. Her companion cat, Rumi, brings … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Morning Sun

Photo taken by contributor Glenn Grancio, a 40-year-old visual artist living in New York, NY. Glenn has experienced various challenges, and has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Glenn has shown sketches and … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Step On The Cracks

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

November 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

The Inner Child

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 … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Clovis Waiting For The Master

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “This image was made in 2013. So much has changed … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 18 Comments

Anxiety and Fear

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Loss-Grief-Memory

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nanette Rae Freeman, a former librarian from Chicago and Memphis who lost her husband of 25 years in a violent motorcycle accident. She began making art as part … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Letting You Go

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Haunted Mind

Photography by first-time contributor Ashley Whitt, a 29-year-old fine art photographer whose work deals with themes of duality within the self, psychological states, and mortality. After losing her mother to … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

Calm in the midst of the Storm

Please welcome first time contributor Kevin W. Gardner. Kevin has been suffering with mental illness all of his life. He deals with mental illness through photography and through music. He … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Final Moments

Photo taken by contributor Mark, a portrait photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who lives with bipolar disorder. About this photo: “This was a portrait that I took of my grandfather three weeks before he died in … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 9 Comments

Closeness to One Another

Photo taken by first-time contributor Andrea Taurisano, a 42-year-old Italian photographer based in Norway. Andrea has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II, which he almost accepted as good news as it … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 14 Comments

Soul’s Journey Home

Photo taken by first-time contributor Robert Frank Gabriel, a 72-year-old photographer from Chicago, Illinois. He has been a photographer for some 40 years. Robert has been afflicted with depression, anxiety, and panics attacks off and … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

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