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!

Green and lush

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Daniella, a college student, battling Depression and PTSD. She finds hope through expressing herself through photography and writing. She is passionate in sharing … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

8 Years Later

Please welcome first-time contributor Lisa-Marie, a woman who’s experience of living through abuse caused her to have deep emotions, anxiety and panic attacks. The experience caused her to be silent … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 3 Comments

Release

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with anxiety, PTSD, depression and dissociation. She has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by walking when able, meditation, yoga, writing, … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

BE better

Please welcome first time contributor Federica, an Italian woman in her late twenties. She was diagnosed in 2012 with recurring panic attacks and mild depression. She has also experienced mental illness … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Ana, She Calls To Me

Photo by contributor Rhian Lloyd, a woman who faces mental health challenges every day, including anorexia and depression. In addition to regularly breaking down over her weight and/or feeling low and alone, she … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Wind

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

August 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

What Nightmares Are Made Of

Photo taken by contributor SJ, a woman in her twenties who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 14 Comments

Self

Please welcome first-time contributor Nadia, a twenty six-year-old woman from Portland, Oregon, who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and self-harm since she was fourteen, and an eating disorder since she … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Exposed

Please welcome first-time contributor Becky, a 37-year-old amateur photographer living in Nashville, Tennessee. Dealing with both depressive and anxiety disorders, photography has been an outlet to allow others to see … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 8 Comments

Alternatives

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: “This is … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Safety Within the Magical Mysts

Photos by contributor DeBorah, a 58-year-old woman living in Brooklyn, New York, who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In March, 2015, she spent two weeks inpatient at … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Way Things Are

Photos taken by contributor Savannah Condon, a 22-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in London, England. Savannah suffers from Bipolar Disorder. She has been on and off of various medications since … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Nest

Photo taken by contributor Jodie Beardmore, a 22-year-old final year photography student who had to defer a year of university due to being diagnosed with depression. She is continuing a self-portrait project which … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Becoming A Part Of It

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

May 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

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