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 Power Of Hope

Photos taken by contributor Hank, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. who has been closely affected by mental illness. He has had many friends and family members who have struggled, … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · 4 Comments

Caught On Camera

Photo taken by contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee loves her family. She’s from a small town but has a big … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 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

A True Friend

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 6 Comments

Some Days

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Some days it is my photography and my sweet dog … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Love in the Time of Depression

Photo taken by contributor Karina Barszewski Churchill, a 38-year-old aspiring novelist and amateur photographer. Karina has bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, diagnosed in 1999. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 7 Comments

Pursuing My Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Dyane Leshin-Harwood, a freelance writer who was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar disorder six weeks after her baby was born. She also suffers from generalized anxiety, and depersonalization-derealization disorder. Dyane founded the … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 14 Comments

Innocent Creature

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Hank has had several close friends and family members struggle with mental illness. He lost a brother to suicide. … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Morning Ritual

Photo taken by contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome most of … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

My Therapy Dog

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has suffered from severe depression on and off for many years. She loves taking photos, and one of her favorite things to photograph is … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 15 Comments

Love Your Pet Day!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Heather Hamilton, a 25-year-old wife, friend, pet parent, daughter, granddaughter, vegetarian, survivor, bisexual, entrepreneur. She struggles with everyday choices, depression, and making the right decisions. One of the … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 10 Comments

Voice for the Voiceless

Photo taken by Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. His mother, a Psychiatrist, has depression, and his closest aunt is bipolar, so he has been around people … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Life is Ruff

Photo taken by Sarah, a 23-year-old woman from Connecticut who was diagnosed with bipolar II two years ago. It threw her for a loop and disrupted her life in many ways. … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Photos by the Dog of a Depressed Woman

Photos taken by Audrey the Photographer Dog. She is a long-haired chihuahua mix shelter pup who was adopted in Los Angeles and takes photos by herself with a collar cam. She has … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

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