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!

Childhood Lost

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

December 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Breaking Through

Please welcome a first-time contributor from Missouri in her early thirties who has suffered in silence from severe, recurrent major depression for over ten years. She was able to live … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Rainy Day Anxiety

Photos taken by first-time 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 … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 10 Comments

25 Minute Exposure, Seoul Korea

Photo taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Image I Present & Image I See

Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Separator; LA Meets South Korea

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is from the UK, but has been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 11 Comments

Living Life in the Slow Lane

Photos taken by Borderline Rigamarole. The title of my photo series is “Living Life in the Slow Lane (Social Anxiety Disorder)” from California. Your mind is something that can be … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Close But Far Away (Photo Challenge: Through)

Sometimes, many times, I’m present, but I feel like I’m a world apart. Like I am looking at the world through foggy gray glasses of depression. Like life around me … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

Displacement

Photo taken by Giuliano Saade: I have had anxiety and panic attacks for the last 8 years of my life and I manage it by trying to live one day at … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 8 Comments

Window Pain

Photo taken by: -MarkAnthony- Even in the darkest hours looking outside hurts. To submit your photos and join the collective, see submissions or click follow below.

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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