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!

Motherhood

  Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 12 Comments

Friendship in Havana

Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Greatest Treasure

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in New Jersey. She struggles with a host of mental health issues, including severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She is grateful to have photography, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 14 Comments

Under the Bridge

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

In Which I Impart My Wisdom

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

A Mother’s Touch

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with severe depression and anxiety attacks. About this photo: “This is a shot I took of my mother and my daughter at the … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Guatemalan Ruins

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dilapidated Beauty, Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 16 Comments

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can’t pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 17 Comments

Ghostly Child

Photo taken by a mom who has been in a bad depression since before her child was born, almost two years ago. About this photo: Some days are better than others, … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 5 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

My Light and Hope

Photo by nuttymom-me: Recently I have come to a crossroads in my life, I am 37 years old and have put off taking care of my mental health for years. … Continue reading

March 10, 2012 · 6 Comments

Inspiration

Living with a mood disorder is a hard job. Being a mom with a mood disorder is harder than any job I’ve ever had. I am infinitely thankful, but totally … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

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