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!

Finding Space

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Facing Mortality

Please welcome first-time contributor Alyson Vega, a fiber artist from New York City who taught herself to sew and quilt at a young age. Alyson suffered from depression her entire life, but found … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

Renewal

Please say a warm Earth Day hello to first-time contributor Jasmine Soto, a Fashion Designer from New York living with Bipolar Disorder. Jasmine is also a multimedia artist who loves photography, collage … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gift For A Friend

Photo taken by a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Things Can Change

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 decade, … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 10 Comments

Body Dysmorphia

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Magic, a 27-year-old citizen of the planet, currently trying to find his place on earth so he can finally lay down his backpack. His … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

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 · 7 Comments

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 · 9 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
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