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!

Balance and Transformation

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Dream

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Should Have Stayed On The Farm

Photo taken by contributor Michael Ross, a 57-year-old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael has struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder for most of his life. Photography helps him deal … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Please Don’t Tell Me To Smile

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Discarded

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years now. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional love … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lights Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Diana Colapietro, a 21-year-old woman from New York, New York who struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. In the fall of Diana’s senior year of college, she began experiencing … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Loss-Grief-Memory

Photo taken by first-time contributor Nanette Rae Freeman, a former librarian from Chicago and Memphis who lost her husband of 25 years in a violent motorcycle accident. She began making art as part … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Haunted

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29 year old graphic artist who has dealt with mental health challenges for over 15 years. She was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar at … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Melancholy

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic artist who lives with schizoaffective disorder. Liz has made it a priority in her life to not be stigmatized by her disease. Being … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 8 Comments

Edge

Please welcome first-time contributor Jennifer, a 23-year-old photographer out of Jacksonville, Florida, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Jennifer’s photography is influenced by her PTSD, and anxiety in general. Her work tends to center on … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 12 Comments

Master of the Lock

Photo taken by first-time contributor Cari, a 31-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, who has been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder for the past 12 years. She was recently hospitalized in September … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Luck

Photo by contributor Hannah, a 20-year-old from Vermont. After struggling with depression for several years, Hannah attempted to end her life at the age of seventeen. She is now using her story … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

More than a Game

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “As a kid, I loved baseball. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Clouds In My Coffee

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 16 Comments

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