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!

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

Reflection

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Journey Into Fighting Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor TheFrenchCanadianMillennial, a young entrepreneur who has fought depression. People know her as a fighter. She loves art, marketing, communication, events, but mostly giving to others. After experiencing depression, she … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Withdrawal

Photo taken by contributor Alyssa, a 23-year-old woman from Michigan who has a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Northern Michigan University. Her fine art reflects controversial and personal subjects. She was diagnosed … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fighting Back

Please welcome first-time contributor Chris Lee, a fourth year college student in Iowa. Chris was diagnosed with depression in the spring of 2013 while a student at college, but had suffered from … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Looking Up

Please welcome new contributor Laura SQ aka Mrs Bipolarity, a woman from Texas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2002. After more than a decade, Laura decided to break her silence … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Creative Den

Please welcome first-time contributor Jeanette Clawson, a 46-year-old woman from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability forced … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Relationship with Medication

Please welcome first time contributor Ali, a 40-year-old father of two from London who was diagnosed this year with Anxiety and Depression. About this photo: “I had a troubled relationship … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Functional But Not Quite Right

Photo taken by contributor John Nooney, a 47-year-old gay man from a suburb of Denver, Colorado, who has been HIV+ since 1989. John has dealt with mental illness for most of his life, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

Crossroads

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I have been stuck back in my … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

Repairing the Wounds

Photo taken by first-time contributor Andy, an English amateur photographer, aged 45, as well as an amateur writer of short stories, and artist using mixed media. He is fascinated by … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pill Sunrise

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and bipolar II. She likes anything creative, especially photography, and seeks to find the beauty and art … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Confidence in a Pill

Photo taken by Katie Mc Dougall, a student photographer in Ireland who has suffered from Social Anxiety since she was 15. She was diagnosed almost 4 years ago and has been on medication … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 8 Comments

Happy Help

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD.  She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This photograph was taken for … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

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