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!

Hugging My Therapist

Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 5 Comments

A Lost One

Photo taken by first-time contributor Street Wolf, a 32-year-old man from Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY. Growing up in Jersey City, he was exposed to many things a young man … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

Hate

Photo taken by contributor David Ocampo, a 21-year-old graphic designer, musician and photographer from Mexico. David began feeling depressed at a young age. He has survived two suicide attempts, and continues to battle depression. The only … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Colorful Tattoo Parlor

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed with many mental health issues, especially major depressive disorder. Photography has been a helpful tool through the darkness of … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 9 Comments

Semi-Nude

Photo taken by Jeannette Rose, or Jenny, a 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tattoos and Suicide

Photo taken by Jan Austin Smith, a 27-year-old man living in Northern California. His mother, a Psychiatrist, has depression, and his closest aunt is bipolar, so he has been around people … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 10 Comments

Faces of Depression

Photo taken by Tara O, a freelance photographer with depression from Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in pinup and retro style photography. She went to Arizona State University and studied Fine Art, … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

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