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!

Derailed

Please welcome first-time contributor DeBorah, a 58-year-old woman living in Brooklyn, New York, who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In March, 2015, she spent two weeks inpatient … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Color Of Emotion

Please join us in welcoming back Palmer Davis, faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, located in New York City. Palmer’s … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Brave Space

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Outlook

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kathryne, a 26-year-old woman from the Upper East Side of New York City. In addition to growing up in a family surrounded by mental health challenges, she herself was … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Fascinated

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He’s been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Shadows of Myself

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

There But for Fortune.. Houston St. NYC 1965

Photo taken by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Life Blends Into the Street

Photo taken by contributor Yael, a 26-year-old woman who has suffered from anxiety and depression since junior high school. She found at the beginning it was hard to go out and … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Little Boy with Flower

Photo taken by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a child. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 17 Comments

Grand Central Station

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing rather … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · 8 Comments

Alone

Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 13 Comments

Adventure

Please say hello to first-time contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 15 Comments

The City Wins Again

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

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