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!

The Autistic Brain

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

Keep Your Head Up

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Faith, Hope, and Purpose

Please welcome first-time contributor Helene, a woman living in the greater Philadelphia area who has struggled with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She recently found peace with her diagnoses and has felt … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Obsessive-Compulsive Dynamic

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Derelict School Cottage

Please say hello to first-time contributor Rachel Mathias, a 45-year-old woman from Pembrokeshire, Wales in the UK. Rachel is a long time sufferer of bipolar 1 & ADD. She is a … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

War Flower

Please say hello to first-time contributor Bridget Walsh-Stone, a woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar I and Panic Disorder over 12 years ago. She sees a psychiatrist regularly and takes meds daily. … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · 7 Comments

Gods and Monsters

Please say hello to first-time contributor Mike Cullen, a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, who specializes in abstract and impressionistic landscapes. After a few decades of working in the photo industry, Mike … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Exposure

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

At the Mercy of the Sea

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD. For many years she struggled without understanding what was happening. Eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist, who … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 29 Comments

Self Portrait Experimentation

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. Kait has a diagnosis of major depression, severe and recurrent, as well as … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Light in the Darkness

Photo taken by Luis Rosado, a Floor Supervisor / Lighting Technician of a film equipment rental house. He has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, and … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

Ominous Clouds

Photo taken by Hines, a 35-year-old woman from St. Louis who was diagnosed with depression and anxiety when she was 14-years-old. About this photo: I took this photograph somewhere off … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Dark Angel

Photo taken by D.C. from N.Y. About this photo: It’s no secret that when depression takes hold, thoughts of death and dying and the nature of being may not be … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

An Empty Stare

Photo taken by Carly Mueller from Minnesota. I was depressed at a younge age and felt so alone and felt as if I didn’t have any friends. Through the years  I have … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

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