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!

Unbridled Happiness

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

September 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Surviving Postpartum Depression

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

September 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Traveling in My Mind

Photo taken by a 31-year-old woman in Florida. She suffers from depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, and more or less depending on the day. About this photo: “I used to love to … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

An Unexpected Gift of Depression

Photo taken by Ian, a 52-year-old Welsh rugby fan who was diagnosed with clinical depression 10 years ago and bipolar disorder. It has been a hard journey, with laughter, tears, … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 10 Comments

Family of Hope

Photo taken by Jackie in California. She is mother to a child with mental illness. No matter how strong a family may be, mental health issues are difficult on everyone, … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Yesterday When I Was Young

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren. Her grandchildren, as well as her … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Here There Be Dragons

Photo taken by Mitch Elder, a combat veteran retired from the USAF who has experienced depression, anxiety and PTSD. He lives in Oregon with his wife of 30+ years, and their … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 14 Comments

Through the Lens of Memory

Photo taken by DeeDee, a woman in her mid-thirties from upstate New York who struggles with bipolar disorder and ADD. As is often the case with bipolar, her life has many … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Deterioration and Growth

Photo taken by Clare in Massachusetts, who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, among other mental health issues. It has affected her home … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Solitary

Photo taken by a woman with severe clinical depression, as well as anxiety and panic attacks. She loves taking photos as an outlet, and since she has not been able … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 8 Comments

Intrusion, Contemplation, Escape

Photo taken by Anastasia, a 25-year-old Greek architect who has lived in Athens, Greece for the past 7 years. Photography has become her way to preserve moments and enhance memory. … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Loneliness

Photo taken by Sarah Monagle, a 44-year-old educator, mother, writer, photographer, and brain tumor survivor. She also struggles with ongoing depression. About this photo: “I call this photograph “Loneliness.” It … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fallen Flag

Photo taken by Dem-Eyez, a 20-year-old student in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Southern California, Dem-Eyez has been working with visual arts for a number of years now. She derives … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Guatemalan Ruins

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

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment
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