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!

Trying to Keep Balanced

Photo taken by a 30+ year old woman in the US who suffers from a mood disorder. She enjoys traveling and all things creative, but often has trouble even leaving … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 11 Comments

Finding Calm

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who has major depression, anxiety, and is on the bipolar spectrum. She has been through countless treatments, including tons of medications, an … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Body in Nature

Photo taken by Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

Free Spirit

Photo taken by Josefine, a swedish photography student currently based out of Los Angeles. The reason she decided to pursue photography full time is because she saw the impact pictures can … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 18 Comments

Urban Rooftops

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 10 Comments

Photos by the Dog of a Depressed Woman

Photos taken by Audrey the Photographer Dog. She is a long-haired chihuahua mix shelter pup who was adopted in Los Angeles and takes photos by herself with a collar cam. She has … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 11 Comments


Photos taken By Leigh Righton, a Vancouver based portrait photographer who recently launched a collaborative project called EMBODIED that allowed her to explore the relationships we have to our bodies and … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 10 Comments


Photo taken by Dee, who suffers from depression, anxiety, and recently agitation and anger, as expressed in this photo. She usually stays behind the camera, but in this case has … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 20 Comments

Taped Up

Photo taken by CG, who is suffering from depression. She has been going through a difficult time recently and has been feeling very fragile. About this photo: This car was … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 6 Comments


Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression and bipolar II among other things. About this photo: It’s hard when you are severely depressed. Basic … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Finding My Balance

Photo taken by a 31-year-old photographer who is not working much due to depression, but trying to keep shooting for the joy and healing it brings. About this photo: This … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 2 Comments


Photo taken by a woman struggling with bipolar II and recurrent clinical depression. About this photo: This photo can mean different things to different people. For me, depression makes me feel … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 23 Comments

Rebirth of Life

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · 5 Comments


Photo taken by a mom with severe depression, anxiety, and occasional panic attacks. She lives with her husband and daughter outside of New York City. About this photo: My daughter … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 15 Comments

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