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!

Caught On Camera

Photo taken by contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee loves her family. She’s from a small town but has a big … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Day 85 – Mountain town

Photo taken by contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very angry. … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

Bird on Line

Photos taken by contributor The Happy Mango, a 28-year-old woman from Copenhagen. She was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two years ago, which has meant a lot of soul searching, practice in self awareness … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

Day 86 – Village Life

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Most Important Person In My World

Photo taken by first-time contributor MacKenzie R., a 17-year-old who has suffered from depression since she was nine. She tried to pull the “tough guy” act, and fight through it by … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sugar Skull Sister

Photo taken by contributor Ashley Lily Scarlett aka Syncopated Eyeball, a 53-year-old woman who has experienced bouts of depression of various degrees, on and off since she was 12-years-old. She also … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 21 Comments

Freedom!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Elise, a 19-year-old girl who is passionate about travel and helping people. She loves seeing new places and experiencing all the things a new country or culture … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Self-Portrait #3

Photo taken by contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn’t ever “allowed” to … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 12 Comments

Colorful Tattoo Parlor

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with many mental health issues, especially major depressive disorder. Photography has been a helpful tool through the darkness of … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 9 Comments

Mental Vacation

Photo taken by first-time contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn’t ever “allowed” … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

The Joy of Having Bipolar Disorder

 Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 18 Comments

One Step at a Time

Photos taken by DC, a 32-year-old bipolar photographer currently doing a short-term intensive DBT program at a mental institution. It is thankfully not a locked unit this time, so she is occasionally … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 15 Comments

Photos by the Dog of a Depressed Woman

Photos taken by Audrey the Photographer Dog. She is a long-haired chihuahua mix shelter pup who was adopted in Los Angeles and takes photos by herself with a collar cam. She has … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

Help Button

Photo taken by Jamie from Portland, Oregon, who was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and social anxiety when she was 15-years-old. Photography has helped her find a universal way to … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

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