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!

Just Breathe

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and mental health advocate. About … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Outsider

Please welcome first-time contributor Emma, a 43-year-old woman struggling with severe depression, an anxiety disorder, and borderline symptoms. As a teenager she had an eating disorder, and in her thirties she … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Life Gets Better

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 10, and it … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dear Universe

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 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Time To Move On

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

July 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Clovis Waiting For The Master

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “This image was made in 2013. So much has changed … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 15 Comments

I Am Human

Please welcome first-time contributor Nathan Walker, a man who was first diagnosed with autism when he was a young child. Learning how to live with autism was a challenge for him. From a … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Faceless

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shut Out The Pain

Photo taken by contributor Keith, a photographer who has struggled with depression. Keith has spent the last year working on a 365 project, sharing one photo per day for 365 days. Through … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Roots

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

July 11, 2016 · 8 Comments

Third Floor-B

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and periods of dissociation with her feline companion Zoe. About this photo: “How many times was I hospitalized?  Always … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Alone with Autism

Please welcome first-time contributor Sophie, a woman who was born in Belgium on Woodstock day in 1969. Sophie is mom to a wonderful boy who has been diagnosed as being on the Autism … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Anxious Depression

Please welcome first-time contributor Mafalda Ar, a 24-year-old woman from Portugal. Mafalda has struggled with an anxiety disorder for several years, as well as bipolar disorder. She lives in a small home … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Buried 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

July 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

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