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!

Pane

Please welcome first-time contributor Del, a man who was diagnosed with severe depression at the age of 51. His diagnosis came after a nearly fatal intentional overdose, and consequent admission to a … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 6 Comments

Just As I Am

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Ah yes, some days just don’t go quite like you … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that she … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 13 Comments

Empty World

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

Emergency

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Hospitalized

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ash, a 33-year-old man recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The doctors are still determining whether the diagnosis will be bipolar type I or … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Abandoned Mental Hospital Building at Night

Photos taken by Danielle, a photographer in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and falls somewhere on the bipolar spectrum. She recently spent two weeks at a psychiatric facility … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 10 Comments

Stay Strong, Keep Fighting

Photo taken by a woman who has suffered from severe depression. She hopes that by telling her story that she will help fight stigma, and help people to understand things … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 114 Comments

Home

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has struggled with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks for many years. Most recently she fell into a deep depression six … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Released and Inked

Photos taken by DC, a 32-year-old photographer who suffers from major depression and bipolar II. She was just released from a psychiatric facility where she did an intensive DBT program. About … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 7 Comments

Rainbow Through the Darkest Times

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 11 Comments

Thread of Light; Thailand

  Photo taken by n23art. I have suffered from depression most of my life, although I didn’t realise it until my mid 20’s. Most of the time it’s manageable but there’s been … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 6 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

Beneath the Surface

Photo by TMS Therapy Mama: I’m a long time mood disorder sufferer trying to find the way to recovery. Photography and my daughter are my passions. About this photo: Beneath … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

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