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 Abyss

Please welcome first-time 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 … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Abuse

Please welcome first-time contributor Logan Pemberton, a man from Eastern Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. The area in which he lives is typically a very conservative and religious place, and while he … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Faces of Depression

Photos taken by first-time contributor Ella, a 23-year-old woman who struggles with a mood disorder. Her disorder shows itself in various ways, including depression, anxiety, and impulse control issues. Things in life … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 5 Comments

Snowy Afternoon

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

March 2, 2016 · 10 Comments

Spoon

Photo taken by contributor Ben. Ben suffers from an anxiety disorder that manifests itself as OCD and Depression. He also experiences especially low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “This picture is of … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beautiful But Toxic

Photo by contributor Ben. Ben has an anxiety disorder manifesting itself in OCD and Depression. He also experiences low moods during the winter months. About this photo: “I often used to enjoy getting out on … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 20 Comments

Alone

Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 13 Comments

Dreamscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Chained

Please welcome first-time contributor Tony Ballas, a man who currently resides in Romney, West Virginia. Tony grew to enjoy photography before being diagnosed with bipolar, but put it away for about a … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ever Downward

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. Richard is a man in his sixties who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Staying Afloat

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Winter Maze

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Reaching Toward Heaven

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 5 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

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