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!

More than a Game

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: “As a kid, I loved baseball. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Connection to the Past

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 am a sentimental old fellow. I … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Yesterday When I Was Young

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren. Her grandchildren, as well as her … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Intrusion, Contemplation, Escape

Photo taken by Anastasia, a 25-year-old Greek architect who has lived in Athens, Greece for the past 7 years. Photography has become her way to preserve moments and enhance memory. … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Struggles, Part II, Chains of the Past

Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. This post is a follow-up to his recent Broken Light post Struggles, which was … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 15 Comments

My Memory is Fading

Photo taken by Natalia from Boston, MA. She is 17 years old, and recovering from anorexia nervosa. About this photo: Looking back on these old Polaroids, snapshots over the past couple of years, … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Faces of Depression

Photo taken by Tara O, a freelance photographer with depression from Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in pinup and retro style photography. She went to Arizona State University and studied Fine Art, … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Perspective

Photo taken by a mom with depression. About this photo: Even through the darkest of times, there is light to be found. Sometimes it runs at you head-on with a smile … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 10 Comments

Stay Away

This is an older piece that I made with an old photo enlarger, my facial profile, and my hands. I don’t know what led to me making it, but I … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

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