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!

Ever Downward

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. Richard is a man in his sixties who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

Safe Inside My Fortress

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 16 Comments

Loneliness and Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder. About this photo: “This photograph is a self portrait which was taken today. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 9 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Leonard, a 66-year-old man who has suffered bouts of bipolar illness since his twenties. He has been a fine arts digital photographer for the past 13 years and prior to … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s Raining In Paradise

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

Sunset Over India

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Sunil Kora, a 25-year-old man from Mumbai, India who works at a software company as a system engineer. He has experienced bouts of severe depression and isolation. Sunil believes his photos often … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 12 Comments

One Step at a Time

Photo taken by a contributor in Florida. She is a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She is also a wife, mother, and artist. About this photo: “My … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Looking for Hope

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 9 Comments

There Are No Words

On this World Autism Awareness Day, please say a warm hello to a first-time contributor from South Africa. He was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 29 Comments


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

April 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

In It For Love

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Desolate: A Conceptual Self-Portrait

Please welcome first-time contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 10 Comments


Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beautiful and Disturbing

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

March 28, 2014 · 9 Comments

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