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!

Not Myself Series

Photo by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About this photo: “In these … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

From A Dream

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Slam

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in the greater Los Angeles area. Jennifer believes that psychic equilibrium is achieved only while shooting, and thus she is … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

Devonport Wharf

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jonathan Bourla, a 49-year-old man from Snells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathan’s career as a fine art photographer has run almost concurrently with his battle with Major Depression. … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dark Call

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Nighttime

Please welcome first-time contributor M, a 20-year-old student from Finland who has been suffering from various mental health challenges over the past eight years. She has been diagnosed with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, fear … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 14 Comments

Bipolar Brain

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Banishing The Demons

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Veil Of Night

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Amazing Firework Photography

Photo taken by contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. Photography … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Ghosted

Please welcome first-time contributor Lucy EC, an 18-year-old from Hertfordshire, UK who has been diagnosed with and suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and anxiety. She was diagnosed with Borderline Personality … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

Time Washes Over Toronto

Photo taken by contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. Photography … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 11 Comments

Multi-Denominational Church

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We were driving home from an afternoon … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 17 Comments

Andromeda

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Crisis Helpline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Badge For Contributors