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!

You’ve Got The Love

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

February 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Winter Fog

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 9 Comments

A Young Person’s Mental Health

Photos taken by first-time contributor Thea Waldron, a 21-year-old fine art photographer currently based in the West Midlands, England. Thea has struggled with both depression and anxiety. Her work is an examination of … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Looking Back

Please welcome first-time contributor Emily Townsend, a self-portrait photographer from Issaquah, Washington, who has been unwillingly dealing with dysthymia since age 7. Some days are all right, while others are terrifying, especially the … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 6 Comments

Separation

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Solo Walk

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a 63-year-old writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Many of his friends and family members have suffered from depression and serious mental health issues. About this … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Who’s Got My Back?

Please offer a warm welcome to first-time contributor Mike Wacht, a 48-year-old man from Orlando, Florida who suffers from Type II Bipolar disorder with frequent bouts of depression and anxiety. Although … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 11 Comments

Loneliness and Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “This photograph is a self portrait which was taken today. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 9 Comments

Sunset Over India

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Sunil Kora, a 25-year-old man from Mumbai, India who works at a software company as a system engineer. He has experienced bouts of severe depression and isolation. Sunil believes his photos often … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 12 Comments

The Glowing Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor KB in Kansas. Many people know that KB has insomnia, but what they don’t know is that she also struggles with severe depression and an attachment … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 14 Comments

Silhouettes

Photo taken by contributor Aggie, a woman currently living in Norway. She has had two very close friends, one male and one female, who have suffered from anorexia and related … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

Without You

Photos taken by contributor Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

Anchored Down

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 24, 2013 · 11 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

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