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!

Gold in the Mountains

Photo taken by contributor Don, a man in his fifties from the Western North Carolina Mountains. Throughout his teens and twenties spikes of grandeur, depression, and anxiety were the norm, although back then no … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Inspiration Workshop: Color Of Emotion

Please join us in welcoming back Palmer Davis, faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, located in New York City. Palmer’s … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Free To Dream

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Dissociation. Annie meditates, does yoga, art, listens to music, and shares life with Rumi, her feline companion. Annie … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Color And Light Among The Remains

Photo taken by contributor Ed, a photographer from Mexico City who was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in 2007 after severe stress led to a professional, financial, and eventually emotional breakdown. He has battled … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

Focus

Please welcome first-time contributor Erwin, a middle-aged man who has recently been diagnosed with depression. He knew he was living with depression for the past five years, but didn’t admit it until recently due … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Clinging to What is Already Gone

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflection

Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Reflection

Photography by contributor Katie McLaughlin, a teenager from Connecticut. Katie was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety when she was thirteen years old. She has since been hospitalized many times due … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Roots

Photo taken by 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 draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 9 Comments

Reciprocity

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

June 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Juxtaposed

Please welcome first-time contributor Steve Mitchell, a Cornish born British male in his fifties. Steve has lived his whole life with a non-affecting physical but visible disability from birth trauma. The older … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

Rays of Light

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 5 Comments

Knot Hole

Photo taken by contributor Jo, a 63-year-old Native woman from Arizona who has been struggling most of her life with depression, PTSD and dissociation. Jo still struggles daily, but she is … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Next Steps

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 9 Comments

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