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!

Gold in the Mountains

Photo taken by contributor Don, a man in his fifties from the Western North Carolina Mountains. Throughout his teens and twenties spikes of grandeur, depression, and anxiety were the norm, although back then no … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Commercial Trash Compactor: Shattered Self

Please welcome first-time contributor John E. Panic, a man who was born in Houston, Texas, in 1954. John experienced his first psychotic episode on his last day of elementary school. He went undiagnosed … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 14 Comments

The Dream

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hope Even On The Darkest Days

Please welcome first-time contributor Stephanie McLeod, a 36-year-old wife and mother. She first began to experience paranoid delusions, hallucinations, and severe mood swings in her teen years. After being misdiagnosed … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Should Have Stayed On The Farm

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elegant

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

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weeping Bridge

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 10 Comments

Growth

Please welcome first-time contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

Beneath The Side Effects

Photo by contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, who alongside her Pomeranian, Zipper, has devoted her life to animal advocacy and photography. Brandy was diagnosed with … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Swimming Together

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

November 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Disconnected

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

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electric

Please welcome first-time contributor Brandy, a 37-year-old woman living with her Pomeranian, Zipper, in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, having devoted her life to … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 6 Comments

Bright Under Heaven

Please welcome first-time contributor Natty, a 30-year-old writer and stargazing drifter whose diagnoses include bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Natty is fresh out of a rehab clinic and living in … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

After the Mania

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, a 37-year-old man diagnosed with ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. He is recently separated from his wife of 12 years, with whom he has one child. Kevin lost his career … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

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