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!

White Tulip 3

Photo taken by first-time contributor Katarina, a woman born in 1965 in a small town called Uddevalla, on the west-coast of Sweden. Katarina has been challenged with both mental and physical illnesses since an early … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Watching The Seconds Tick By

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Strange Fruit

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic artist who lives with schizo affective disorder. Liz has made it a priority in her life to not be stigmatized by her disease. … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

After The Storm

Photo taken by contributor “Alice,” a 49-year-old woman living in the north of England. She has suffered with severe depressive episodes since her late teens, but only two years ago was diagnosed … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

A Fresh Start

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Signs of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman in her forties from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 10 Comments

Safe Inside My Fortress

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 17 Comments

Cold

Photo taken by contributor Sarah, a 21-year old student who has struggled with generalized anxiety for most of her life and panic attacks since the beginning of college. She has … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 13 Comments

Delicate & Complex

Photo taken by first-time contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

Shedding the Skin of Depression

Photos taken by Danielle, a contributor in her thirties on the bipolar spectrum. Most recently she  has been experiencing depression and agitation. Photography is one of the few things that … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Dance of Photography

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who suffers from major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Her family and photography are her inspirations and true loves. They keep her going on the … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Smell the Flowers

Photos taken by Bipolar On Fire. In her words: “I am in my 40’s and I live and work in outlandishly beautiful Boulder, Colorado.  I have Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Light in the Darkness

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor / Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

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