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!

The Places That Scare You

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 58-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Take Me To Church

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Love of Night

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Seizure

Photo taken by Basil, who was struck by lightning at the age of 11, and was in a coma for eight months. Basil woke with a brain injury, and has had … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

Lightfall

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

Lead Me Home

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Safe Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jo, a 63-year-old Native woman from Arizona who has been struggling most of her life with depression, PTSD and dissociation. Jo still struggles daily, but she … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

Duality

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Shoot For The Moon

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Cricket, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dark Call

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

October 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Nighttime

Please welcome first-time contributor M, a 20-year-old student from Finland who has been suffering from various mental health challenges over the past eight years. She has been diagnosed with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, fear … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 14 Comments

Thief In The Night

Please welcome first-time contributor MBS, a 51-year-old woman from southwest London. MBS has experienced four major depressive episodes in her life. Sometimes she feels well, as if she doesn’t have any mental health difficulties … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

Banishing The Demons

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

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