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!

Light

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, depression, anxiety and dissociation. Meditation, yoga, music and the expressive arts are helpful tools. Her companion cat, Rumi, brings … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gone

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with depression, PTSD, anxiety, and dissociative disorder. Annie enjoys reading, writing, music and walking when the weather is friendly. About this photo: “Gone. But Zoe will never … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Safe Harbour

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Guardian of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Remembering

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Inner Child

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Chrysalis

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Loss-Grief-Memory

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nanette Rae Freeman, a former librarian from Chicago and Memphis who lost her husband of 25 years in a violent motorcycle accident. She began making art as part … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Letting You Go

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

November 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Love Story

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a graphic designer, musician and photographer in his twenties from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Wound Time Heals Slowest

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

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 Sign

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 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Through The Swamp

Please welcome first-time contributor Hank Shaw, a man in his sixties from Rochester, NY. Hank lost a brother to undiagnosed mental health problems that resulted in suicide. Members of his extended family have … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

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