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!

Veil Of Night

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

July 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Self-Portrait: Green

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

Peace in Nature

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

June 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Weathered Yet Graceful

Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Prisma

Photo taken by contributor Sully Sidhe, a woman who struggles with severe anxiety. Sully has a penchant for music and art in all forms, and loves glitter, rainbows, unicorns and the dark … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

Forest Of Surreal

Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 13 Comments

I Might Be Anyone

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

May 19, 2014 · 14 Comments

Chasing Perfection

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Toby Upson, an 18-year-old man from England. Last year, Toby was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. His condition was so severe that at one point he was … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

I Feel Beautiful

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Listen To The Silence

Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 15 Comments

Dreaming With Open Eyes

Photo taken by contributor Riccardo Bevilacqua, a 39-year-old nuclear physicist currently living between Sweden and Belgium. Riccardo loves to travel, and take photos of local people wherever he goes. He worked … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

Anxiety and Taking Chances

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a conceptual fine art photographer in her twenties from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 9 Comments

Cattails at Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Jeanne Fiedler, a woman from Washington Twp., NJ, who has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Her mood swings used to control her life, but she has since taken full charge of … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Signs of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman in her forties from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 10 Comments
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