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!

Free Falling

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “This image is such a reflection of my state … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

What is Real?

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman from the northeastern part of the US. She suffers from recurrent depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years, … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 11 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from generalized and social anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It affects her relationships and functioning in daily life. … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Edge of Darkness

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with depression and generalized and social anxiety disorders. About these photos: “I suffer from severe depression, and when I feel at the edge … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 9 Comments

Beauty and Isolation

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties in Florida. She regularly experiences depression and anxiety, and rarely travels any more as a result. About this photo: “I was on a rare … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Tangled Together

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with a mood disorder who experiences severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys taking photos to express herself and her moods and … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 7 Comments

Baby Love

Photo taken by a photographer and mom who suffers from severe depression. Despite the depths she may sink to, she is able to find joy in capturing special moments in … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 16 Comments


Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. She is a wife and mother who enjoys capturing her reality through photos. She finds pleasure in all … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 7 Comments

Feet First

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

October 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Swirl of Color

Photo taken by a woman in her forties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About this photo: “This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I hoped to capture … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 3 Comments


Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression and anxiety. About this photo: It was a very special moment when I got my childhood nanny and daughter together for the … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 10 Comments

Life From Above

There is something different about looking at the world from above. A distance that is all too familiar when you live with severe depression, anxiety, or bipolar; or all of … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

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