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!

Art of Nature

Photo taken by a contributor who suffers from bouts of severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys capturing the world around her, whether it is with her Canon dSLR or … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 13 Comments

Blue Day

Photo taken by contributor Alison Gunn, a 54-year-old writing coach from Seattle, Washington. She works with beginning or reluctant writers who would like to write but aren’t able to, most commonly due to … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pieces of Blue

Photo taken by first-time contributor Tilda, a 40-something female from Australia. Due to childhood abuse and trauma, she has a history of cPTSD, depression, and dissociation. She uses creative pursuits to distract … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 22 Comments

Blue

About this photo: Depression blues often make me feel as though I am underwater. Sometimes drowning, sometimes just pressed down by the weight, but always hearing and seeing the world in a … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 9 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

Alter Ego

Photo taken by Lexx Adair, 20, from Plymouth, Devon, UK. Her photography and writing speaks to feelings of depression and anxiety, but still maintains the spark of hope. About this photo: … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Two Subjects

Sometimes I don’t know what is me, and what is the pills. What is depression and what is medication zoning me out. Is this two subjects or really just one? **Seeking … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 29 Comments

The Fog Lifts

Photo taken by Rainey. I have been diagnosed with depression. It is possible that I am also bipolar, but as of yet no official diagnosis. Lately, every day has been … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

ChainLinkedUp

Photo taken by Abby from the Bay Area of California, who was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II. More about her here. About this photo: This bird was kind enough to let me … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Volcanoes of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom: Eight years ago after the birth of my first child Max I knew something was terribly wrong. Not with my newborn son. He was healthy and … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 13 Comments
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