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!

What Nightmares Are Made Of

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a woman in her twenties who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 14 Comments

Survival Manual

Please welcome first-time contributor Fili Olsefski, a woman born in Poland who currently resides in Athens, Greece. Fili has experienced depression and mental health challenges through friends and herself, which … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 9 Comments

The Absence of Chaos

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

July 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

Exposed

Please welcome first-time contributor Becky, a 37-year-old amateur photographer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Dealing with both depressive and anxiety disorders, photography has been an outlet to allow others to see … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 8 Comments

The Red Door

Photo taken by contributor Danielle Hark, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective. About … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Into the Light, Picturing Hope

Please join us in welcoming back Palmer Davis, faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, located in New York City. Palmer’s … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Way Things Are

Photos taken by contributor Savannah Condon, a 22-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in London, England. Savannah suffers from Bipolar Disorder. She has been on and off of various medications since … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Nest

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 22-year-old final year photography student who had to defer a year of university due to being diagnosed with depression. She is continuing a self-portrait project which … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Happiness

Photos by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About these photos: “I filled … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 4 Comments

Dress Reveal

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Flying Dreams

Photo taken by 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 has battled … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

Becoming A Part Of It

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Romanticize Series

Photos by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About these photos: “A weird … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Freedom

Please join us in welcoming Palmer Davis, the host of our first ever free photography inspiration workshop in honor of Mental Health Month. He will be providing four prompts over … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

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