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!

Stillness

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

Midnight Sea

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

September 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Of The Sea

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 … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Ocean In Me

Please welcome first-time contributor Rayne, a woman in her early thirties who was recently diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, as well as Borderline Personality Disorder. She’s struggled with depression her … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Daily Storm

Please welcome first-time contributor Rachel, a 30-year-old from Florida who has struggled with anxiety for over 20 years. Over the years, she has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 12 Comments

The Calm Instead of the Storm

Photo taken by first-time contributor Roge, an active duty Army officer in his forties who suffered from a bought with major depression and moderate PTSD several years ago. Faced with … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Devonport Wharf

Photo taken by first-time contributor Jonathan Bourla, a 49-year-old man from Snells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathan’s career as a fine art photographer has run almost concurrently with his battle with Major Depression. … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Ocean

Photos taken by first-time contributor Khalil McBride, a teenager from Connecticut who has been living with psychosis and depression since he was 13-years-old. Over the years, he has seen numerous therapist … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walking on Water

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 131 Comments

Lighthouse Guide

Photo taken by contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September 2014 … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

Beach Therapy

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her forties from Boulder, Colorado, who suffers from severe depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia. She passionately loves photography, writing, music, and her many other creative … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 7 Comments

Keep Swimming

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

November 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

Frozen

Please say hello to first-time contributor Ilanna, a 59-year-old writer and photographer living in Toronto, Canada. For many years Ilanna has coped with panic disorder. Photography is her way of coping … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

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