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!

Warrior

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Embracing The Depression Beast

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 10 Comments

Trying To Connect

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “When I saw this tree, it spoke to me … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

Banishing The Demons

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt recently went through a depressive episode, during which he began photographing at one of his very … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Peace Of Wild Things

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “For family reasons, we have just moved from the desert … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

Raining Again

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Before The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Clare in NYC, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. Photography is an outlet and coping tool … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Distorted Reality

Please welcome first-time contributor SJ, a 28-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD and psychosis. Photography has given her a focus, and an outlet to express the feelings that … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Veil Of Night

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Coming Out Of The Bipolar Closet

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties from New Jersey who has suffered from a variety of mental health challenges, including severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 17 Comments

Perfection In The Imperfect

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 … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Clouded Mind

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decades, … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 7 Comments

Sinking Slowly

Photo taken by first-time contributor Thomas Slatin, a man in his thirties who is an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  He was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD at … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Shipwrecked

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, 2014 · 4 Comments
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