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!

Dreamscape

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

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Unhomed Stone

Please welcome first-time contributor Victoria, a 41-year-old mother of three, who lives and writes in the UK. First diagnosed with depression after the birth of her second child, she has worked … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Take Care

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

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

A Mother’s Grief

Please welcome first-time contributor Juls, a woman living with Bipolar 1. She was first misdiagnosed at 18 with Schizophrenia. It wasn’t until age 25 that she was properly diagnosed after being … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mermaid at Dusk

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

December 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Andromeda

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 5 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

The Creative Zone

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD for years. For a long time she was struggling and didn’t know what was wrong with her, … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 36 Comments

Delicate & Complex

Photo taken by first-time 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 … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 11 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

Taking Flight

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from depression and anxiety. She is a wife and mother who is fighting to get better for her … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Belly Kisses

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. She has a long history of depression, but it became much worse after the birth of her daughter several years ago, … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

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