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!

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

Broken

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

August 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Please Don’t Tell Me To Smile

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Intense Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Paula, a woman who has been successfully living with Bipolar II for three decades. Paula finds comfort and support in her faith, CBT, friends and her kitties. Spending … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 6 Comments

Rare Shot In Front Of The Lens

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

June 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Married Woman

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer Blue, a 54-year-old woman from Los Angeles who lives with Bipolar Disorder. Feeling more stabilized than ever due to her psychotropic cocktail, Miss Blue pursues photography to communicate herself … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Staying Alive

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Aimless Wanderer

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared and … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Unconditional Love

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Wayne Gardner, a 53-year-old man from Oklahoma who has suffered with bipolar disorder all his life. He deals with his illness through counseling and photography. While he is out … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Catharsis 3

Photo taken by contributor Jennifer Blue, a 53-year-old manic depressive avidly shooting in Los Angeles. Photography has always been her primary art medium because of its immediacy. Her search and creation of decisive moments … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 7 Comments

Stand Tall

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, … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Swingset

Photo taken by first-time contributor Scott Kahley, a 31-year-old father of two boys living in a small town in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Scott has battled with Anxiety, Bipolar … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 4 Comments

Unraveled

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

Lonely Barn

Photo taken by first-time contributor Celeste J. Heery, a 46-year-old woman from Virginia who has lived with depression for as long as she can remember. In 2004, she was diagnosed … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

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