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!

Upside-Down

Photo taken by contributor Ian Mcintyre, a 33-year-old man who was born in Aurora, Colorado, but grew up in Canada. He graduated high school and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Safe Harbour

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Electric

Please welcome first-time contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old woman living with her Pomeranian, Zipper, in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, having devoted her life to … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Holding on to the Last of the Sunshine

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student who has  been forced to take a year off of her studies due to depression. Jodie has begun exploring her emotions through … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Keep Going

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Through The Lens

Through The Lens – an initiative by the non-profit Broken Light Collective – is a cross-platform mental health awareness campaign that will run from May 1st-31st for Mental Health Month. The … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lift Your Spirit Up

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Same Day Service

Photo taken by first-time contributor Olivia, a 52-year-old multi-media artist living in the Midwest of the United States. She is a survivor of child and young adult incest, and suffers with depression, anxiety … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Gift

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

I Get Stars In My Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Hand to Hold

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

Planted

Photo taken by contributor Hannah, a 21 year-old who has battled depression and anxiety for seven years. She kept her depression and attempted suicide hidden for several years, but has since … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Haunted Mind

Photography by first-time contributor Ashley Whitt, a 29-year-old fine art photographer whose work deals with themes of duality within the self, psychological states, and mortality. After losing her mother to … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 6 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

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