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!

Summer Hikes

Photo taken by contributor Joshua Beharry, a 28-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has suffered from depression. Since recovering from a severe depressive episode in 2010, Josh has become a passionate advocate … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

Intensity

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984. About … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Special Place 1

Photo taken 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 just existing … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Path

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984. About … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 8 Comments

Calm in the midst of the Storm

Please welcome first time contributor Kevin W. Gardner. Kevin has been suffering with mental illness all of his life. He deals with mental illness through photography and through music. He … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tangle of Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Jamie. After spending most of her life in and out of deep depressions, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. She spent the first several … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Dance

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living and coping with depression, PTSD, anxiety and a myriad of disorders. Annie lives with her cat, Zoe, and enjoys drawing, reading and walking in … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Smell of Cranberry and Damp Leaves

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Different Views

Please welcome first-time contributor Laura Grimsley, a third year photography student from Kent, United Kingdom. She has battled with Depression and Anxiety since childhood. Laura uses photography to share her views on … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Beauty of the Different

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 6 Comments

Refuge

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This is a picture … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Leaves and Sky

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer living in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this photo: “There … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Solo Walk

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hawaiian Orchids

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

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

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