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!

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Ledge, NYC

Photos taken by a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. About this photo: I often feel like I’m on a ledge or wanting to be on a ledge. Each … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Together

Photo taken by a depressed wife and mother. When I feel like I can’t pick myself up off the floor of depression, I look at this photo. I may be … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 17 Comments

Microcosm: An Upside-Down World (Earth Day)

Photo taken by Jennifer Hopkins, who has suffered with depression and anxiety for around 11 years. She also cares for her husband who is bipolar. They live in Greater Manchester, UK. … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 24 Comments

The Fog Lifts

Photo taken by Rainey. I have been diagnosed with depression. It is possible that I am also bipolar, but as of yet no official diagnosis. Lately, every day has been … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

Natural Escape; Tuscon

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 15 Comments

Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression. Looking down, the world was just … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 16 Comments

Stay Away

This is an older piece that I made with an old photo enlarger, my facial profile, and my hands. I don’t know what led to me making it, but I … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Lonely Tree

I have suffered from depression on and off for many years. Over the  past few weeks the trees around my home bloomed. At once, there were vibrant pinks, yellows, and … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Perfection in Nova Scotia

Photo taken by Rainey, a depression sufferer. This picture is of a daisy bathed in the glow of recent rains. I love the simple beauty of a daisy; it is … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

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