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!

Beauty Within

Photo taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, a 37-year-old author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Absorbing Life

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Ben. Ben has an anxiety disorder that manifests itself in OCD and Depression About these photos: “These were taken in Bedfordshire by myself during the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Derelict School Cottage

Please say hello to first-time contributor Rachel Mathias, a 45-year-old woman from Pembrokeshire, Wales in the UK. Rachel is a long time sufferer of bipolar 1 & ADD. She is a … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

Finding Beauty In The Little Things

Photo taken by contributor Lori Goodwin who has fought a lifelong battle with PTSD and Bipolar II (both of which were only recently diagnosed). She has had many people in her family … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thief In The Night

Please welcome first-time contributor MBS, a 51-year-old woman from southwest London. MBS has experienced four major depressive episodes in her life. Sometimes she feels well, as if she doesn’t have any mental health difficulties … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

No Pot of Gold

Photo by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 9 Comments

Scarlet Fever

Please say hello to first-time contributor Roshni Ravi, a 24-year-old mental health professional based in Bangalore, India. She is interested in the exploration of existential ideas of hope, happiness, meaning, presence and being in therapeutic practice. Roshni … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Misty Morning

Please say hello to first-time contributor Matt Floyd, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt is recovering from depression after a series of losses and dealing with past traumas all came … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 14 Comments

You’re Gonna Rise Again

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

July 30, 2014 · 12 Comments

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
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