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!

Silent Agony

Photos taken by a contributor in her thirties with bipolar II disorder. Consistently seeing her doctors and taking her medications is keeping her somewhat level, but the battle for stability … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

My Darling

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Year Ago Today

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Massachusetts. She is a writer in her thirties who falls on the bipolar spectrum, and to a lesser extent OCD, BPD, ADD and PTSD. … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Save Me

Photos taken by contributor SaveMeFromBPD, a 28-year-old woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depression, and mild OCD. In 2010, she had a major breakdown and has been in and out of … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 14 Comments

We All Need Band-Aids

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Love & Hope Through the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from Major Depressive Disorder, and a host of other issues that she refers to simply as her “mental mess.” She uses her camera to … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 14 Comments

When Did I Become the Crazy One?

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New York City. She is a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She used to work full time and ride the … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Bipolar Ride

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder, type II. She is a photo enthusiast from the East Coast. She struggles with depression, as well as hypomania, agitation, … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 17 Comments

The Endless Night

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from clinical depression and insomnia. About this photo: “The nights are the hardest. I lie in the dark praying for an end. … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bipolar Rubble

Photo taken by Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed as being on the bipolar spectrum within the last few years, but has been suffering from the depression dips … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 19 Comments

11 Years Sober!

Photo taken by first-time contributor, Meg. Meg is a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 38 Comments

How Acting Like A Kid Can Improve Mental Health

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers through long bouts of deep depression, as well as regular anxiety and panic attacks. About this photo: “I like all … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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