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!

Dark Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Julie, a California-based photographer who also works in film. She’s been battling anxiety and depression for over ten years, suffering from panic attacks in between. Julie … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 5 Comments

Dissociation

Please welcome first time contributor Layne, an 18-year-old photographer living with Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociation. They have found photography therapeutic and something that helps them think about feelings and … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 8 Comments

Floating On

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 22-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from depression and anxiety for many years now. She feels very passionate about photography. It’s so much more … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

For Don

The following is a repeat post to honor Don, a member of the Broken Light Collective community who we learned has taken his life. Don was a wonderful, talented man … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Not So New Horizon

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Candy Canes, Clouds and Clowns…Oh My!

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

September 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ana, She Calls To Me

Photo by contributor Rhian Lloyd, a woman who faces mental health challenges every day, including anorexia and depression. In addition to regularly breaking down over her weight and/or feeling low and alone, she … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Foreground

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 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Dissociation & Psychosis

Photo by 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 until … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 7 Comments

New Perspective

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

I Still Exist

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

July 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

Twilight

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Inspiration Workshop: Lightness of Being

Please join us in welcoming back Palmer Davis, faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, located in New York City. Widely … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

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