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!

It Only Says It’s Open

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle has struggled with an anxiety disorder for most of his life. After a traumatic accident ended his career … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 5 Comments

Upside-Down

Photo taken by contributor Ian Mcintyre, a 33-year-old man who was born in Aurora, Colorado, but grew up in Canada. He graduated high school and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mine Eye

Please welcome first-time contributor Jo, a 31-year-old woman from Stafford, UK. Jo was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2012. The disorder took over most of her life and left her housebound … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Ballerina-scape

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

Special post and photo by Danielle, the founder of Broken Light Collective. The beginnings: After a major depressive crash several years ago, my therapist – who was exploring the art of … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 20 Comments

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: “This is a submission for both Broken Light … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Cross of the Martyrs; Santa Fe

Photo taken by Heather. We have close friends that have suffered with mental illness for years. It is heartbreaking because you don’t know how to help.  I have personally battled through … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Ledge, NYC

Photos taken by a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. About this photo: I often feel like I’m on a ledge or wanting to be on a ledge. Each … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

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