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!

Belly Kisses

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression. She has a long history of depression, but it became much worse after the birth of her daughter several years ago, … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

Outsider Artists

Photos taken by contributor Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT from NYC. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years, mainly in capacity as an art therapist and psychotherapist. … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: “This is a submission for both Broken Light … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 9 Comments

Intrusion, Contemplation, Escape

Photo taken by Anastasia, a 25-year-old Greek architect who has lived in Athens, Greece for the past 7 years. Photography has become her way to preserve moments and enhance memory. … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Loneliness

Photo taken by Sarah Monagle, a 44-year-old educator, mother, writer, photographer, and brain tumor survivor. She also struggles with ongoing depression. About this photo: “I call this photograph “Loneliness.” It … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Swirl of Color

Photo taken by a woman in her forties who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About this photo: “This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I hoped to capture … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

Finding Calm

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Struggles, Part II, Chains of the Past

Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. This post is a follow-up to his recent Broken Light post Struggles, which was … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 15 Comments

All in the Mind

Photo taken by n23art who has struggled with depression much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

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