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 long-exposure self-portraits I tried to capture the feeling of depersonalization related to depression and anxiety - the moments when your body and your mind seem... Continue Reading →

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, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences... Continue Reading →

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 prolific. About this photo: "This shot is from the series 'Slam,' a documentary photography series endeavor shot in extrusive time.” _____ **Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now... Continue Reading →

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. His depression was originally thought by his doctor to be a "grief reaction" after extended time caring for his father during terminal cancer, whilst also... Continue Reading →

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 personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

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 of social situations, and recurrent PTSD. The truth of her condition, however, still remains unclear. And yet, she carries on, trying to understand a world that feels so... Continue Reading →

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 himself rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered what is good for him, such as creativity, and what he should avoid. His bipolar has... Continue Reading →

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 lowest points. Counseling has helped a great deal, and he is starting to come to terms with his depression. Matt now spends his time looking for... Continue Reading →

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 personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing... Continue Reading →

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 was especially helpful after the loss of his mother. Photography, in addition to therapy, was a great deal of help to him through that challenging... Continue Reading →

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 Disorder when she was 16 and officially diagnosed again a couple of months after turning 18. She enjoys expressing herself through her photography and art.... Continue Reading →

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 was especially helpful after the loss of his mother. Photography, in addition to therapy, was a great deal of help to him through that challenging... Continue Reading →

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 of hard work, as if getting to make photographs for a living should ever be considered hard. But photography was taught to me as an... Continue Reading →

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 challenges, as well as when his mother began battling severe anxiety several years ago. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better.... Continue Reading →

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