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!

Time On My Hands

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: “I had no idea as to … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 15 Comments

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 9 Comments

House of Abandoned Children

Photos taken by Tom Robinson, a 30-year-old English photographer who has traveled extensively through South East Asia as well as South & Central America. He worked for a year at a special … Continue reading

August 30, 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

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 10 Comments

Natural Escape; Tuscon

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 15 Comments

Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 16 Comments

Living Life in the Slow Lane

Photos taken by Borderline Rigamarole. The title of my photo series is “Living Life in the Slow Lane (Social Anxiety Disorder)” from California. Your mind is something that can be … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fork (Life)

Photo taken by -MarkAnthony- who has suffered from depression. More about him here. About this photo: In life you will always have difficult decisions. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Stay Away

This is an older piece that I made with an old photo enlarger, my facial profile, and my hands. I don’t know what led to me making it, but I … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Breathtaking Peaks of Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

ChainLinkedUp

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: This bird was kind enough to let me … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Close But Far Away (Photo Challenge: Through)

Sometimes, many times, I’m present, but I feel like I’m a world apart. Like I am looking at the world through foggy gray glasses of depression. Like life around me … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

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