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!

Safe

Photo taken by Rhonda in Southern USA, whose daughter has been suffering from major mental health issues. My adult daughter recently suffered a psychotic event, nervous breakdown, bipolar tendencies, ocd, panic and anxiety … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fleeting Moments

Photo taken by a mother with depression on Long Beach Island, NJ. About this photo: Being a mother is challenging. Being a mother with severe depression feels nearly impossible. I … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 16 Comments

Psycho Bunny

Photo taken by Marlena Rivers, a bipolar woman in her early 40s, living in New York City. . About this photo: I’ve been living with Bipolar 1 for over 20 years. … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mood Swinging

Photo taken by a Bipolar woman who works in the Mental Health field. About this photo: I was drawn to seeing this family flying back and forth in the air. It … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Drowning

Photo taken by a 30-something woman diagnosed with bipolar and depression among other things. About this photo: I feel under water at the moment. Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety. Pounded … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Mermaid Tale

Photos taken by a 40+ year old woman diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADD. About these photos: I photographed the Mermaid Parade this past weekend at Coney Island, even though a … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Around the Lake

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Not Really Here

Photo by Anna Z. Kendall, who wrote a book of poems about her abusive ex husband. It’s called Sex, Porn & Hotel Rooms: Poems From A Marriage.  He was not only … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 28 Comments

Create

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from bipolar II. About this photo: This elaborate castle was created by several people working together on Long Beach Island. It represents fun … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 14 Comments

Winding Streets of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Never Let Them See You Cry

Photo taken by Red, from Just a thought, in Texas. Red has been Diagnosed with PTSD, Clinical Depression, anxiety and panic disorders, and also has sons with mental health issues. She fights to battle … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

You Need Me

Photo by Christopher Scott & Viviana Urvina. Christopher Scott is an award winning internationally recognised social awareness poster designer from Northern Ireland. His work has been exhibited all over the world … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Street Vendor: China

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 8 Comments

Masked Warrioress

Photo taken by Dee, who is currently in the hospital undergoing E.C.T. aka “shock therapy” for the treatment of depression and bipolar, hence the fashionable paper bracelet. About this photo: … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 5 Comments
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