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

Photographic Surreal Impressionism

Photo taken by Taylor J. a 27-year-old contemporary photographic artist located near Nashville, Tennessee. Originally a commercial photographer he became unfulfilled by his work and decided drop everything and pursue a career … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 8 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

A Beautiful Wreck

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

Lost Doll

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This is a follow up submission … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 2 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

Bipolar Contradiction

Photo taken by Abby, a 32-year-old woman from the Bay Area of California who was diagnosed several years ago with Bipolar II, and has fought through addiction. She is happiest when she is … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 7 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

Beauty and Resilience

Photo taken by Caroline, a 49-year-old woman with depression from Market Harborough, UK. She is married and has a 17 year old son. She works full-time and travels a lot with … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

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