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 depression, anxiety, obsessive thinking, and fearfulness his entire life, especially as a child and teenager, after a traumatic family experience. Recently, Ed has found relief from... Continue Reading →

Multiple Exposure

Please welcome first time contributor Beth, a 22-year-old photography student from the UK. Through her images she aims to reduce the stigma and stereotypes often attached to mental health issues by portraying her own experiences of depression and anxiety honestly. Photography became a tool for her to work through some of these issues and find better... Continue Reading →

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 exhibited and collected, Palmer is a fine art photographer and teacher who is represented in New York by ClampArt. This is the fourth and final assignment that Palmer has... Continue Reading →

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 Kings County Hospital being treated for her depression, which had caused her to descend into a sea of sadness and despair. Photography has been her saving grace going from... Continue Reading →

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 violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. She eventually found herself unable to work full time and at... Continue Reading →

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 believes that this stems from the deaths of his twin baby sisters. Being very young, Jack was unable to comprehend the resulting changes in his... Continue Reading →

Flying Free

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kyle Shisler, a 19-year-old man from northern California who recently started college. Kyle has had to overcome numerous challenges including severe depression, anxiety, anger issues, as well as anorexia. Kyle picked up photography three years ago as a sophomore in high school. About this photo: "I took this photo at a classmate's house. It... Continue Reading →

Dreaming With Open Eyes

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 for many years in his local community with people affected by physical and mental impairments, and he understands and is sensitive to the challenges that... Continue Reading →

Sunset Over India

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Sunil Kora, a 25-year-old man from Mumbai, India who works at a software company as a system engineer. He has experienced bouts of severe depression and isolation. Sunil believes his photos often capture his inner feelings and state of mind. About this photo: "When I went to my village for a festival I was with a lot... Continue Reading →

Firework Light Paintings

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in the US. She is on the bipolar spectrum and has experienced unpredictable mood swings on and off throughout her life. She loves taking photos, and using photography in unexpected ways. About these photos: “Fireworks are like the ever-changing moods, thoughts, and emotions of mental illness. They can be unpredictable,... Continue Reading →

Shedding the Skin of Depression

Photos taken by Danielle, a contributor in her thirties on the bipolar spectrum. Most recently she  has been experiencing depression and agitation. Photography is one of the few things that brings her joy. About these photos: "I am not a bug person. They creep me out. At times I even start to think I can... Continue Reading →

Beauty in Disrepair; Morocco

Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming... Continue Reading →

Sleepless

Photos taken by a woman with recurrent clinical depression. She also suffers from insomnia and at times hypomania. She is trying to work her way out of a severe episode. About these photos: "I like to create photographs using unexpected sources of light, especially when I can't sleep and don't want to wake my family... Continue Reading →

Constructing a Better Life

Photo taken by a woman who has suffered from depression, anxiety and panic disorder for many years. It has affected her whole life and family. She is trying to fight through it by working with doctors, using medication as needed, and immersing herself in her photography. About this photo: "After my husband and I moved into... Continue Reading →

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