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!

Good Morning and…

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Smiling With Your Eyes

Please welcome first-time contributor Sarah, a woman who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in her twenties. Now aged 34 she continually battles the condition but is proud to have a family of her … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

In It For Love

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Bliss

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Joy and Cake

Photo taken by first-time contributor Samantha, a 25-year-old living and working in Atlanta. She loves to write, take photos, cook, travel, and spend time with her favorite people. Her little … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Staying Afloat

Photo taken by first-time contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently living in FYROM, Macedonia, serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. She is working with a non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 8 Comments

Searching for Treasure

Photo taken by contributor Elijah Weerts, a 20-year-old photography student. People have always seen him as the outgoing, fun to be around, positive kid all through his life. He wasn’t ever “allowed” to … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Beauty in Brokenness

Photo taken by contributor Meg, a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. She has found … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by contributor Meg, a recovered alcoholic who has discovered not only how glorious life can be, but that everyone can have access to such joy. She has found … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with a mood disorder who experiences severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys taking photos to express herself and her moods and … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 7 Comments

Serenity by the Lake

Photo taken by contributor AJ King, a single mother, photographer and paralegal in Manchester, NH. Her daughter was diagnosed with ADHD almost two years ago, when she was 5. At first, she … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Finding Peace

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Forget Your Worries

Photo taken by contributor Elise, a 19-year-old girl who is passionate about travel and helping people. She loves seeing new places and experiencing all the things a new country or culture … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Bipolar Ride

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with bipolar disorder, type II. She is a photo enthusiast from the East Coast. She struggles with depression, as well as hypomania, agitation, … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 17 Comments

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