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!

Feeling Very Small

Photo taken by first-time contributor Shanna, a 45-year-old in Georgia living with DID, Bipolar, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD.  She has found that having a camera in her hands … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 4 Comments

Decisions

Please welcome first-time contributor OutisPhotography, a man from Ecuador whose mental disorder became apparent at age 20 while he was attending university. After faking a mask for many years, he finally was diagnosed … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Awe

Please welcome first-time contributor Kaylee, a woman who has wrestled with Major Depressive Disorder since her early teenage years. Kaylee is from a small town, but prides herself on having a big … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

No Pot of Gold

Photo by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 9 Comments

Out Of Focus

Please say hello to a first-time contributor from Yorkshire in the UK. He is a 42-year-old man who has suffered from depression since his early teens. His depression usually falls in the mild-to-moderate range, but several … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 7 Comments

Why?

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing and art, and escapes reality … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Invisibility Is Painful

Photos taken by contributor Niquita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since the age of 14, when she became overwhelmed by the pressures of school and … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Never Ending Horror

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. He’s a 63-year-old man who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through a particularly lengthy rough … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 10 Comments

Breaking Through

Please welcome a first-time contributor from Missouri in her early thirties who has suffered in silence from severe, recurrent major depression for over ten years. She was able to live … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cracked

Photo taken by first-time contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, around the start of her first set of formal exams. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 7 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

Finding Calm

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 30 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

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