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!


Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “We had never met … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

I Get Stars In My Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 2 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This picture is of … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 3 Comments


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 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Beautiful Friendship

Please welcome first-time contributor Miranda, a 19-year-old student who has been living with OCD since childhood. Miranda has only recently been diagnosed and begun treatment but it is looking very hopeful, as … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 16 Comments

I Might Be Anyone

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

May 19, 2014 · 14 Comments

Friendship in Havana

Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 1 Comment


Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has experienced episodes of extreme depression with agoraphobia. She is a wife and mother to a little human and a furbaby. About this photo: “This … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Looking Back

Photo taken by contributor Melissa, a teenager from Ohio. She has been suffering from depression and anxiety disorders since the age of 10, and PTSD since the age of 13. She … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

Connection and Relaxation

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Pennsylvania. She suffers from recurrent major depressive episodes that can last from a few days to a few years. During those times, she shuts people … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reflection; the Ripples of Love

Photo taken by Claire U, a 23-year-old woman from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of her official diagnosis with depression. The diagnosis was confusing to her, in … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

At the Pumpkin Patch

Photo taken in Pennsylvania by a contributor Danielle who has Major Depressive Disorder. She has had a difficult few years that has caused her to shut most everyone out of her life. … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Climbing Sabalan Peak; Iran

Photo taken by contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera last year and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

Aches and Pains

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We had a wonderful weekend hanging … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 20 Comments

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