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!

Trapped Lovers

Photo taken by a contributor in Upstate New York with bipolar disorder. While her life often feels like one obstacle after another, she is grateful to have photography, and a loving … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Fresh Start

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Signs of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman in her forties from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

Ascension

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 4, when she became obsessed with the … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 10 Comments

Broken Down

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

April 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Paint With What You Got

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I can remember as a kid at … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 19 Comments

Alaskan Expanse

Photo taken by contributor Aaron Fisk, a 32-year-old Combat Infantryman from Anchorage, Alaska. He has been managing PTSD for 10 years using photography and cinematography. Getting out into the wilderness also helps him put … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Urbanscape

Photo taken by a contributor in NYC. She is on the bipolar spectrum. She loves her family, art, and helping other people. About this photo: “So often when I’m rushing from point … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 9 Comments

Ever Downward

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. Richard is a man in his sixties who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Safe Inside My Fortress

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 9, 2014 · 16 Comments

Loneliness and Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “This photograph is a self portrait which was taken today. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 8 Comments

Armageddon

Photo taken by contributor Leonard, a 66-year-old man who has suffered bouts of bipolar illness since his twenties. He has been a fine arts digital photographer for the past 13 years and prior to … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s Raining In Paradise

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

Sunset Over India

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Sunil Kora, a 25-year-old man from Mumbai, India who works at a software company as a system engineer. He has experienced bouts of severe depression and isolation. Sunil believes his photos often … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 12 Comments
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