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!

Eye Of The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by meditating, doing yoga, walking when weather permits, … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Different

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

August 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

BREATH—less

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Dissociation. Annie copes by writing, drawing, reading, meditating, walking when able, and brushing her cat Rumi. She … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Inner Me

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Abyss

Please welcome first-time contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Hands

Please welcome first-time contributor BaJa, a 42-year-old history teacher in a public secondary school. BaJa has recently been diagnosed with anxiety and depression after struggling with low self-esteem for over 25 years. … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

Exposed

Please welcome first-time contributor Girl Gasper, a woman who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety disorder, as well as a mild intellectual … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

Anxious Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Mafalda Ar, a 24-year-old woman from Portugal. Mafalda has struggled with an anxiety disorder for several years, as well as bipolar disorder. She lives in a small home … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

The River Flows to the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Crumpled

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cla-c, a 45-year-old wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with Cyclothymia a year ago. She always knew something was wrong with her, and that her actions … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 10 Comments

The Other Side

Photos taken by contributor Michelle, a woman who battles recurrent major depression. For years, Michelle was struggling but didn’t understand what was happening to her. Eventually, she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist. Michelle writes, blogs, and does photography as … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Trapped

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Young Person’s Mental Health

Photos taken by first-time contributor Thea Waldron, a 21-year-old fine art photographer currently based in the West Midlands, England. Thea has struggled with both depression and anxiety. Her work is an examination of … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Going Nowhere

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie also lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in the … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

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