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!

A Foot In Front Of The Other

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Lightness of Being

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. Widely … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Everything Is Possible

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

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foiled Again

Please welcome first-time contributor Jack, a 46-year-old man from Merseyside, England. Jack has recently accepted that he has suffered the effects of anxiety and depression from an early age. He … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Merlin

Please welcome first-time contributor Glenn Grancio, a 40-year-old visual artist living in New York, NY. Glenn has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. He has gone through many phases and difficulties. … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Death Of A Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 21-year-old photography student about to enter her final year of university. Jodie has begun creating a series based upon mental health after recently being … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Grace

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “We watched them graze like cattle. Once they left the … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Grandfather

Photo taken by contributor Mark, a portrait photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who lives with bipolar disorder. About this photo: “This is a portrait of my wife’s grandfather. He is one of the men that I … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Empty World

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 5 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

Freeing the Animal Inside

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Dark Call

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

October 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

Take Care

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

You Never Look Like This In Real Life

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

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