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!

Hugging My Therapist

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 … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 5 Comments

Going Down

Photo taken by contributor Phedias, a man in his thirties from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias battled with anxiety for several years, but is now doing better. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Carousel of Time

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 54-year-old woman from the Blue Mountains in Australia who lives with complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Livonne had a tumultuous childhood which was followed by what … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

I Just Can’t Win

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Paths We Choose

Please welcome first-time contributor Anjum Singhania. Anjum suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His challenges often lead him to feelings of anxiety and contemplation as to why he is unable to concentrate on things that are … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Soul In The Strings

Please welcome first-time contributor David Ocampo, a 21-year-old graphic designer, musician and photographer from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Seeing Is Believing

Please welcome a first-time contributor from New York City. She is an African-American woman in her sixties who suffers from depression. Her struggles began in childhood but became full-blown in her mid-twenties. It then took … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 16 Comments

Gift For A Friend

Photo taken by a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

From Behind the Darkened Veil

Photo taken by first-time contributor Teaque McLaren, who was diagnosed with major depression at the age of 16. Teaque is now 25-years-old, and a year ago found the strength to … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Looking Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Danielle Holjeson, a 30-year-old woman from Pocatello, ID. She has struggled with Major Depressive Disorder since she was a teen, and has been managing it … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

Long Road Home

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 35-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 22 Comments

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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

September 2, 2013 · 17 Comments

Candle in the Wind

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I know that these words were written … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Without Words

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-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

April 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

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