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!

Pow Wow Dancer

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle has struggled with an anxiety disorder for most of his life. After a traumatic accident ended his career … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Into the Mist

Photo taken by first-time contributor Rachael Talibart, a photographer based in Surrey, England. She has always enjoyed photography, but when she started to suffer chronic pain it became more than … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 18 Comments

In Fields of Gold

Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 19 Comments

Hey Girl, You’re Bald

Photo taken by Melanie who suffers from Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. She is a former environmental lobbyist of 30 years, who left Capitol Hill to pursue her dream of being … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

Light

Photo taken by first-time contributor Brandon, an 18 year-old who has suffered from depression and severe anxiety for as long as he can remember. He is a self harm survivor as well. … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 15 Comments

Unexpected Beauty

Photo taken by first-time contributor John Nooney, a 47-year-old gay man from a suburb of Denver, Colorado, who has been HIV+ since 1989. John has dealt with mental illness for most of his … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Something to Laugh About

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 6 Comments

Winding Streets of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Cross of the Martyrs; Santa Fe

Photo taken by Heather. We have close friends that have suffered with mental illness for years. It is heartbreaking because you don’t know how to help.  I have personally battled through … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can’t pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 17 Comments

Beacon of Hope

Photo taken by Callum Snape, whose sister helps treat substance abusers and people with mental health issues on a daily basis. She is an amazing woman who helps heal people, an … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 11 Comments

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