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!

Refuge

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This is a picture … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Little Brave

Please welcome first-time contributor Joel, a man in his thirties from Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. Joel is a chemist who teaches chemistry at one of the local universities. He has struggled with depression … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

Bipolar Contradiction

Photo taken by Abby, a 32-year-old woman from the Bay Area of California who was diagnosed several years ago with Bipolar II, and has fought through addiction. She is happiest when she is … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 7 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

Natural Escape; Tuscon

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 15 Comments

Lights A Blur

I have problems with severe anxiety and panic attacks. They can prevent me from doing basic things like going out. In an attempt to keep moving forward, at times I … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Limber Heart

Photo taken by Abby. I live in the Bay Area of California and am currently working through the birth of a beast, called Bipolar II. I am still learning about what it … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 15 Comments

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