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!

Illumination

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from a bipolar illness. As is the case with bipolar, her moods are erratic. Generally down, but sometimes up. It makes … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Joy of Having Bipolar Disorder

 Photos taken by Bekr (Bipolar Girl) a 37-year-old woman who lives in Nevada with her husband and two fur babies. She always knew she was “different.” She was diagnosed with depression as … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 18 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

Window on Addiction

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who suffers from Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: Substance use and abuse travel side-by-side with my mental health issues. … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Many Rivers to Cross

Photo taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for much of his life. It was taken at the beaver pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park, Texas. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 9 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

Thread of Light; Thailand

  Photo taken by n23art. I have suffered from depression most of my life, although I didn’t realise it until my mid 20’s. Most of the time it’s manageable but there’s been … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

Masquerade; Beguiling

Photo taken by Stephanie Cook,  Muse & Sparrow Photography. Knoxville, TN Depression and anxiety have been dark acquaintances of mine since I was a child.  I have always felt like the … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Limber Heart

Photo taken by Abby. I live in the Bay Area of California and am currently working through the birth of a beast, called Bipolar II. I am still learning about what it … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 15 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual (aka Waves of Light)

Photos taken by D. I have been staying in someone else’s home this week, so predictably, insomnia has reared it’s head, with a hint of hypomania. When I am in … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 23 Comments

Garden of Serenity

Photo by Carespin: I am a 27 year old research assistant in the field of Nutritional Sciences in the state of New Jersey. I do not have a diagnosed mental health … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

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