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!

Seizure

Photo taken by Basil, who was struck by lightning at the age of 11, and was in a coma for eight months. Basil woke with a brain injury, and has had … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 5 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 Colors of Bipolar

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type II. She uses photography in different ways to capture and explore her moods. It is an important … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 11 Comments

Painting with Light

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a bipolar woman in her thirties. Her mood shifts leave her either able to do nothing at all or an extraordinary amount all at once. … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 17 Comments

Love & Hope Through the Darkness

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from Major Depressive Disorder, and a host of other issues that she refers to simply as her “mental mess.” She uses her camera to … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 14 Comments

Foreshadow

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in the US who suffers from bipolar II disorder as well as a host of other diagnoses. She tries to use photography in … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 8 Comments

Sleepless

Photos taken by a woman with recurrent clinical depression. She also suffers from insomnia and at times hypomania. She is trying to work her way out of a severe episode. … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

Big Abstract Light Paintings

Photos taken by a woman who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and bipolar II. Her medications had to be altered recently due to possible toxicity, so her moods … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 8 Comments

Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 16 Comments

Lights A Blur

I have problems with severe anxiety and panic attacks. They can prevent me from doing basic things like going out. In an attempt to keep moving forward, at times I … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual (aka Waves of Light)

Photos taken by D. I have been staying in someone else’s home this week, so predictably, insomnia has reared it’s head, with a hint of hypomania. When I am in … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 23 Comments

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