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!

Speaking With Trees

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

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Wash Away the Day

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · 13 Comments

Listen To The Silence

Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 15 Comments

Tranquility

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

February 27, 2014 · 11 Comments

Positive Energy

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Finding Peace

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Finding Peace, Without and Within

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

Peaceful Horses

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her two young … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 10 Comments

Resolved

Photo taken in Massachusetts by a woman with Major Depressive Disorder. She also has agoraphobic tendencies, but is determined to get out more in 2013. About this photo: “This photograph … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · 7 Comments

Voice for the Voiceless

Photo taken by Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. His mother, a Psychiatrist, has depression, and his closest aunt is bipolar, so he has been around people … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Beautiful Darkness

Photo taken by Alice. I’m a woman in my late forties, who has worked constantly since I was 18. I have a young son and a dog, and we live near a … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 8 Comments

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