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!

Dark Place

Photo taken by first-time contributor Julie, a California-based photographer who also works in film. She’s been battling anxiety and depression for over ten years, suffering from panic attacks in between. Julie … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 5 Comments

8 Years Later

Please welcome first-time contributor Lisa-Marie, a woman who’s experience of living through abuse caused her to have deep emotions, anxiety and panic attacks. The experience caused her to be silent … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

BE better

Please welcome first time contributor Federica, an Italian woman in her late twenties. She was diagnosed in 2012 with recurring panic attacks and mild depression. She has also experienced mental illness … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Safety Within the Magical Mysts

Photos by 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 at … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Get Me Out Of Here, Now!

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with Anxiety, PTSD, depression, and dissociation. She copes by listening to music, art, photography, and writing stories and poems. Annie lives with … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hunting Frogs, the Darkness of Childhood

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

January 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Basket Case

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 10, and it … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 8 Comments

Just As I Am

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “Ah yes, some days just don’t go quite like you … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

My Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 18 Comments

A Lost One

Photo taken by first-time contributor Street Wolf, a 32-year-old man from Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY. Growing up in Jersey City, he was exposed to many things a young man … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

Winter Fog

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 9 Comments

Caught in Her Own Chaos

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Juxtaposition

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing, creating art, and her cat … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

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