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!

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

Balance and Transformation

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

June 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Iris

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, PTSD, anxiety and dissociation. Annie has survived a suicide attempt. Art, music, reading, writing, yoga, meditation and walking help when … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Color Of Emotion

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

May 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Growth

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

The Brightness of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Susan, a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Susan grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in Canada, and enjoys taking pictures of nature and wildlife. … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Stigma

Photo taken by contributor Susan, a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. Susan grew up on a grain and cattle farm near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in Canada, and enjoys taking pictures of nature and wildlife. … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Among the Weeds

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

I’m Here

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

June 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Life

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Free and Complete

Please welcome first-time contributor Natasha, a writer in England with a permanent case of wanderlust who has been living with Bipolar Disorder since its early onset at the age of … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

Springtime Means Hope

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

White Tulip 3

Photo taken by first-time contributor Katarina, a woman born in 1965 in a small town called Uddevalla, on the west-coast of Sweden. Katarina has been challenged with both mental and physical illnesses since an early … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

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