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!


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


Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21 year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rose Series

Photos taken by contributor Kitt O’Malley, a mother and wife who lives with bipolar disorder type II. Kitt is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, but hasn’t practiced as a psychotherapist in over … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 16 Comments

Crisp and Vibrant

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 4 Comments


Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 16 Comments

Nature’s Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pieces of Blue

Photo taken by first-time contributor Tilda, a 40-something female from Australia. Due to childhood abuse and trauma, she has a history of cPTSD, depression, and dissociation. She uses creative pursuits to distract … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 22 Comments

Good Morning Spring, I’ve Missed You

Photo taken by first-time contributor Emmy, a teenager from Nottingham, UK. She has suffered bouts of depression since she was 14-years-old. Emmy studies History, Media, Film and Latin at school, and will be going … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

My Garden, My Haven

Photo taken by first-time contributor GeeCee19, a 49-year-old from Tralee, Ireland. He was diagnosed with manic depression at 18 and has fought a serious battle with it since, along with social anxiety … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

Beauty and Resilience

Photo taken by Caroline, a 49-year-old woman with depression from Market Harborough, UK. She is married and has a 17 year old son. She works full-time and travels a lot with … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · 3 Comments


Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 13 Comments


Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About the photo: Sometimes Struggles are exactly what we need in our life. … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 54 Comments

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