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!

Dress Reveal

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Flying Dreams

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

May 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Dream

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

On The Way Of…

Please welcome first-time contributor Mix of a Borderline and Anorexic, a 20-year-old blogger and photographer from France who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Atypical Anorexia over the last few years. About … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · 3 Comments

Romanticize Series

Photos by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About these photos: “A weird … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

Stay

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Freedom

Please join us in welcoming Palmer Davis, the host of our first ever free photography inspiration workshop in honor of Mental Health Month. He will be providing four prompts over … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chiaroscuro

Please welcome first-time contributor Bon, a single parent in her thirties living in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia. Bon has been living with Bipolar Disorder her entire adult life, and … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 12 Comments

Leap

Please welcome first-time contributor Casey Williams, a photographer who has been living with anxiety for as long as she can remember. About this photo: “I suffer from anxiety, this photo colab has alot … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Push The Sky Away

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle has struggled with an anxiety disorder for most of his life. After a traumatic accident ended his career … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Learning To Fly

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Light

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, depression, anxiety and dissociation. Meditation, yoga, music and the expressive arts are helpful tools. Her companion cat, Rumi, brings … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Birth

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a mother in her twenties from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Not Myself Series

Photo by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin. About this photo: “In these … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

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