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!

Enjoying the Moments

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and diving. … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Trek of a Lifetime

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

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reclaimed by Nature

Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mindfulness

Photo taken by Living with BPD, a 24-year-old woman from the UK. She has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. After years of self harm, suicide attempts, disordered eating and severe … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Positive Light and Colour

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Foreign

Photos taken in New York City by a woman who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, among other mental health issues. It has … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 5 Comments

Getting Away From It All

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

October 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Breaking Free

Photos taken by Katie Mc Dougall, a student photographer in Ireland. Katie has suffered from Social Anxiety since she was 15-years-old. 3 years ago she was diagnosed officially, and she has been … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 9 Comments

Captive

Photo by Brenda, a 36 year-old woman currently living in San Diego, California. Photography is her means of artistic expression, but she also find solace in writing. She has been … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 5 Comments

All Things Must Pass

Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About the photo: “I was scouting a locale for our local Cross Country team … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 7 Comments

Little Diamond in the Rough

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

October 21, 2012 · 10 Comments

A Beautiful Wreck

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

Silhouette

Photo taken by a 30+ year-old photographer who is not working much because of bipolar depression, but trying to keep shooting for the joy and healing it brings. About this … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

Once Upon a Time

Photos taken by Rachel Bussières, a 26-year-old Quebec
 City, Canada native, currently based out of the North Coast of California. She has been connected to mental illness since her childhood, when … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment
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