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!

Abandoned Ruins

Please welcome first-time contributor Leigh-Anne, a 46-year-old woman from Detroit who has battled a number of mental disorders for the past 44 years after experiencing severe childhood trauma. Her battles include addiction, anxiety, fibromyalgia, … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Manic Brain

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Type II. Danielle is a writer, photographer, coach, and the Executive Director of Broken Light … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 5 Comments

Coping With Despair

Photo taken by first-time contributor Mark, a man in his thirties who has struggled with depression and social anxiety since he was a teenager. An isolated existence and stressful job … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

Porch of Goodness

Photo taken by contributor Daniel, a man in his forties of Puerto Rican decent who currently lives in Burlington, New Jersey. He was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

Hidden in Shadows

Please welcome first-time contributor Ynne Black, an 18-year-old from the Czech Republic. Ynne has suffered from depression for several years to varying degrees. It causes her chronic insomnia and occasional anxiety. … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 15 Comments

Late Night Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

My Guiding Light

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 9 Comments

Bipolar Abstraction

Photo taken by a contributor in New Jersey. She’s a woman in her thirties who has had many diagnoses over the years, including major depressive disorder and bipolar II, as well … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Cracks in My Mind

Please say hello to first-time contributor Lori who has fought a life-long battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 28 Comments

Agitated Depression

Photos taken by a contributor on the bipolar spectrum. She has battled depression, hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, BPD, ADD and more. About these photos: “These three photographs may be abstract, but to … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Silent Agony

Photos taken by a contributor in her thirties with bipolar II disorder. Consistently seeing her doctors and taking her medications is keeping her somewhat level, but the battle for stability … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stolen Soul

Please welcome first-time contributor Daniel, a 48-year-old man of Puerto Rican decent who currently lives in Burlington, New Jersey. He was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 8 Comments

Bipolar Self

Photo taken by a contributor with Bipolar Disorder, type II. She is a wife, mother, writer, photographer and advocate who enjoys capturing the moments between the moments. About this photo: “Even … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Juxtaposition

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has battled severe depression on and off for many years, as well as insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks and more. She enjoys writing and taking … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

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