Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Category Archives: Friends/Family

Trapped In My Head

Photo taken by contributor Lori who has fought a lifelong battle with severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She has had many people in her family also struggle with mental … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 12 Comments

Transformation and Hope

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Danese. Her mother suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and four years ago one of her children was diagnosed with anorexia. That was … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Falling

Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Lost at Sea

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Losing Balance

Photo taken by contributor P. McCormick, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been battling depression and anxiety since the age of 12. Her father has also suffered from depression secretly for … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

Andromeda

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Majestic Landscape

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

Grand Simplicity

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. Phedias got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. He also was closely connected to … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 15 Comments

Whirlwind of Emotions

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Once Upon a Dream

Please welcome first-time contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He got into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. He also was closely connected to … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 19 Comments

Climbing Sabalan Peak; Iran

Photo taken by contributor Shayan, a 25-year-old man from Tehran, Iran. He bought a camera last year and started to study and practice photography on his own. He has not experienced mental illness, … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

Silhouettes

Photo taken by contributor Aggie, a woman currently living in Norway. She has had two very close friends, one male and one female, who have suffered from anorexia and related … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

Into the Light

Photo taken by first-time contributor Johanna from Finland, who has both family members and friends who have suffered from mental health issues, including severe depression and bipolar disorder. She also … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 9 Comments

In Fields of Gold

Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 19 Comments
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