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

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 … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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 … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

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 … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

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 … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 12 Comments

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 … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

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 … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

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. … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

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 … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

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