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!

Nostalgia

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · 2 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

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Grateful

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Happy Face

Photo taken by first-time contributor Susan Spangenberg, a painter, writer, and actor who performs under the stage name Shyla Idris. Susan has spent the last twenty years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. She believes in … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Seeing Beauty

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been to … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

Searching for Treasure

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

June 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Finding Peace

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Infrared Green Tea Fields

Photo taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Forget Your Worries

Photo taken by 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 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

At a Crossroads

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 2 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

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

Manic!

Photo taken by first-time contributor Ian Timings, a 38-year-old man from the UK. He has Bipolar 2 Disorder, though he struggles with the term “Disorder” because there are often time when he … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 16 Comments

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