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!

Breaking Free

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

March 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Dark Days

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

March 2, 2017 · 7 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

Controlled Chaos

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

February 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Struggle and Hope

Please welcome first-time contributor Sarandon, a photographer from Virginia who is studying Fine Arts in college. Since her early teens Sarandon has struggled with severe anxiety, later accompanied by depression, and … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Hugging My Therapist

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

February 3, 2017 · 5 Comments

Lost Inside My Mind

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

January 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Cinderella

Please welcome first-time contributor Melanie, a woman who has been living with Bipolar I Disorder for 12 years. Despite living with a mental illness, she managed to graduate college, magna … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Nature At It’s Finest

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

January 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

Don’t Give Up

Photo taken by contributor Kevin Gardner, a 54-year-old man from Miami, Oklahoma, who is in treatment and counseling for Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder. Kevin has started doing photography full time and currently is in the process … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Mourning

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

January 11, 2017 · 6 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

Our Deepest Fear

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the director of Broken Light Collective. … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 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

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