We are photographers living with, or affected by, mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!
Broken Light Collective was founded by D, a magazine and book photo editor and photographer near NYC who has suffered from mental health issues, both herself and with loved ones. Broken Light’s main goal is to create a safe and accepting space where photographers who live with or are affected by mental illness can display their work, as well as inspire one another to keep going and keep creating, despite the dark or scary places in which they may find themselves.
If you are viewing this page, then you probably know how extremely difficult it can be to live with mental illness, or have someone close to you suffering. You are invited to create art for the site, or come visit, whenever you may be feeling low, hopeless, injurious, or just needing something positive to focus on. You will see, and show others, that you are not alone, no matter how you feel.
*Taking and viewing photos does not replace professional help. Please seek help immediately if your feelings or thoughts are not manageable. The administrators are photographers and sufferers, but not psychiatric professionals.
Our longer term goals include taking our online gallery off-line and having live gallery shows, publishing a book, and ultimately having a gallery space of our own, dedicated exclusively to displaying and selling works by artists who struggle with mental illnesses, as well as helping them to learn and grow by offering free photography classes and workshops.
*If you or someone you know are able to help make our dreams become a reality, with a donation, grant, or access to a gallery space, please contact us for additional information. BrokenLightCollective@gmail.com