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!

Enduring Life’s Thorns

Photo taken by contributor Clare in NJ, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. Photography is an outlet and coping tool … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 9 Comments

Like Blood In My Veins

Please say hello to first-time contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Siren Soul

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Natalya Hero, a 28-year-old woman from Brighton who has suffered from Bipolar Disorder and co-morbid Borderline Personality. She has lived with Bipolar symptoms since the … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

Ghosted

Please welcome first-time contributor Lucy EC, an 18-year-old from Hertfordshire, UK who has been diagnosed with and suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and anxiety. She was diagnosed with Borderline Personality … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

Raw Emotion

Please welcome first-time contributor Darcie, a 32-year-old woman from Edmonton, Alberta who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. She was diagnosed in the last two years after suffering … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Crumbling Face of Depression

Photo taken by a contributor in Asbury Park, NJ. She has experienced long-term depressive episodes, as well as severe anxiety, and possibly Borderline Personality Disorder. She has tried countless treatments, … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Finding Serenity

Photo taken by a first-time contributor from New Jersey. She is a 46-year-old single woman with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves God, family, and friends. She enjoys art, … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

Locked Up or Let Free?

Photo taken by first-time contributor Janine Kain from Scotland. She struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and OCD. She feels that photography gives her the opportunity to explore and express herself … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

Light Is Out There

Photo taken by SPIRAL, a 27-year-old woman from Prague, Czech Republic. She is a psychology student, a wife, a carer and a step-mother of an 8-year old. She also calls herself a … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 11 Comments

Fighting Stigma

Photo taken by a woman who suffers from the mental health issues above, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar II. About this photo: “This is a submission for both Broken Light … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 7 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

La Bailarina

Photo taken by Paz, who struggles with depression. She was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2008, but a year ago got a more accurate diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. More … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Nobody’s Perfect

Photo taken by Halfwaybetweenthegutter, 27, living on the coast in the UK. She is very familar with diagoses and the failings of her mental health system. Dignosed with borderline personality disorder, severe … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 12 Comments

Not to Full Capacity

Photo taken by Jill, 38, from Boston. I took these within an hour of returning home from my first hospitalization. I wanted to document how I looked, whether I would … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 30 Comments
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