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!

Alone at Christmastime

Photo taken by contributor Kevin W. Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the late eighties. Kevin is supported by a wonderful mental health team, including a counselor, … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

Shadows of Myself

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 4 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

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

Blossoming in Korea

Photos 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

September 30, 2013 · 12 Comments

Without Words

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

An End and A Beginning

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Reclaimed by Nature

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 9 Comments

Loneliness

Photo taken by Sarah Monagle, a 44-year-old educator, mother, writer, photographer, and brain tumor survivor. She also struggles with ongoing depression. About this photo: “I call this photograph “Loneliness.” It … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Lonely Road

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 23, 2012 · 16 Comments

Rainey’s Eyes

Photo taken by Rainey, who suffers from depression. About this photo: I often stare into my own eyes, looking for the depression that I feel deep in my soul. It seems … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 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

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