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!

Meditation

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociation. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. She enjoys reading, writing, walking, and meditation. About this photo: “Meditation brings me to … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Listen To My Waves

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

Buried Alive

Photo taken by contributor CJ, a 31-year-old female living in Chicago, Illinois. CJ has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for the past 12 years. In September 2014, her symptoms flared … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Disillusioned

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman living with PTSD, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other disorders. Annie lives with her feline companion, Zoe. Her coping tools include meditation, art, writing, and … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Disorder

Please welcome first time contributor Kev Hawken, a documentary photographer currently based in England. Kev first encountered mental health issues when he was about 25 years old, suffering with panic … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Fascinated

Please welcome first-time contributor Kevin, an 18-year-old photographer from China. He is currently based in Chattanooga where he attends high school. He’s been struggling with depression and anxiety for almost two … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Let Me In

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Child Within

Please welcome first time contributor Michelle Beckett, a 43-year-old from Vancouver, BC. Michelle was recently diagnosed with PTSD. She also has a history of depression, OCD and anxiety. After struggling for years … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 18 Comments

Eye of Pollen

Please welcome first-time contributor Sheri Elizabeth, a 43-year-old woman from the Southeast who has struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. In addition to fighting these demons daily, she also now … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Lost

Please welcome first-time contributor Yael, a woman who has been battling depression for fourteen years. She also fights severe anxiety daily, whenever she leaves the house. Yael was hired several years ago to … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 19 Comments

Moving Through the Moment

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

October 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Gift of a Dragonfly

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “‘A lack of transparency results in distrust and a … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 9 Comments

Let’s Trash This Place

Photo taken by contributor Craig MacLean, a 49-year-old man living in Ontario, Canada. Craig is a film school graduate. In that program he felt completely in his element, but after graduation he was never … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Birds of a Feather

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 24 Comments

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