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!

Third Floor-B

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and periods of dissociation with her feline companion Zoe. About this photo: “How many times was I hospitalized?  Always … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · 2 Comments


Photo taken by contributor A, a 28-year-old woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and associated depression and anxiety. She has been in and out of hospitals in Europe … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 10 Comments

Abandoned Mental Hospital Building at Night

Photos taken by Danielle, a photographer in her thirties who suffers from major depressive disorder and falls somewhere on the bipolar spectrum. She recently spent two weeks at a psychiatric facility … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 10 Comments

I’m Still Here, Still Valuable

Photos taken by first-time contributor Cliff, a 35-year-old male from Rhode Island, who has struggled with severe depression and PTSD for most of his life. He was in a good place … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 13 Comments

Abandoned Metropolitan State Mental Hospital

Photos taken by contributor DC, a woman in her thirties who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and bipolar II. She was recently released from a psychiatric facility where she … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 16 Comments


Photo taken by Rhonda in Southern USA, whose daughter has been suffering from major mental health issues. My adult daughter recently suffered a psychotic event, nervous breakdown, bipolar tendencies, ocd, panic and anxiety … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Entering the Asylum

Photos taken by Dee, who suffers from clinical depression, anxiety/panic attacks, bipolar II, and a host of other diagnoses and issues. About these photos: I took the first two on … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · 16 Comments

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 30 Comments

Layers of Life; Psychiatric Hospital

Photo taken by The Quiet Borderline, who suffers from depression, anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This photo was taken in the art room of her psychiatric hospital in Israel. I have … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

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