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!

Faces of Depression

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ella, a 23-year-old woman who struggles with a mood disorder. Her disorder shows itself in various ways, including depression, anxiety, and impulse control issues. Things in life … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Withdrawal

Photo taken by contributor Alyssa, a 23-year-old woman from Michigan who has a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Northern Michigan University. Her fine art reflects controversial and personal subjects. She was diagnosed … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Nimble Hands

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ever Downward

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. Richard is a man in his sixties who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Even in the Worst Places there is Hope

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 24-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 13 Comments

Prison of My Mind

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She loves her family, but finds it hard to love herself. About this photo: “When I came … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

11 Years Sober!

Photo taken by first-time contributor, Meg. Meg is a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 38 Comments

Kaleidoscope

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression and bipolar II among other things. About this photo: It’s hard when you are severely depressed. Basic … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Window on Addiction

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who suffers from Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: Substance use and abuse travel side-by-side with my mental health issues. … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 3 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

When faith isn’t enough

Photo taken by: -MarkAnthony- I haven’t been diagnosed nor have I been to a doctor; but this past year has been a difficult one for me.  I’ve hit some rock bottom … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

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