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!

A Foot In Front Of The Other

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Decisions

Please welcome first-time contributor OutisPhotography, a man from Ecuador whose mental disorder became apparent at age 20 while he was attending university. After faking a mask for many years, he finally was diagnosed … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Reevaluating

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

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flesh and Veins

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 7 Comments

Wired

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Some Days

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Some days it is my photography and my sweet dog … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Perfectly Woven Together

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Overcoming Anxiety – Part III

Photos taken by contributor Racquel Fortuna, a 31-year-old woman from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Racquel lives with severe anxiety that causes her to shut herself off from the rest of the world. She often feels overwhelmed by fear, doubt, … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Every Path Has a Puddle

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and 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

July 8, 2013 · 16 Comments

Staring Through the Bars

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her four and … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Door is the Window to the Soul

Photo taken by contributor Lisa Day, a woman who lives with anxiety disorder, PTSD, depressive disorder and mild bipolar. She recalls being ‘melancholy’ for most of her life, but things progressively … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

Hope Floats

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 20, 2013 · 20 Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

Special post and photo by Danielle, the founder of Broken Light Collective. The beginnings: After a major depressive crash several years ago, my therapist – who was exploring the art of … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 20 Comments

How Acting Like A Kid Can Improve Mental Health

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers through long bouts of deep depression, as well as regular anxiety and panic attacks. About this photo: “I like all … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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