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!

The Glowing Tree

Please welcome first-time contributor KB in Kansas. Many people know that KB has insomnia, but what they don’t know is that she also struggles with severe depression and an attachment … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 14 Comments

Scarlet Forest

Please welcome first-time contributor Jeanne Fiedler, 59, of Washington Twp., NJ. She has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. It used to control her life, but no more. She has gotten through … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 12 Comments

Under the Bridge

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

November 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beauty Comes From the Heart

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

October 28, 2013 · 21 Comments

Crossing the Threshold

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. After … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 21 Comments

Looking Out

Photo taken by first-time contributor Danielle Holjeson, a 30-year-old woman from Pocatello, ID. She has struggled with Major Depressive Disorder since she was a teen, and has been managing it … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

Blossoming in Korea

Photos taken by contributor PJ Brez, a 28-year-old man who lives in the South Korean countryside. He has experienced depression, loneliness, homesickness, and feelings of isolation. He teaches English conversation at a university … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 12 Comments

Still, In Motion

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. After … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 17 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

Milky Way; Night Sky

Photo taken by first-time contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 16 Comments

Time On My Hands

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “I had no idea as to … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 15 Comments

Joy and Cake

Photo taken by first-time contributor Samantha, a 25-year-old living and working in Atlanta. She loves to write, take photos, cook, travel, and spend time with her favorite people. Her little … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Old and New

Photo taken by first-time contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression for the past few years. For a long time she was struggling and didn’t know what was wrong with her, but … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 35 Comments

Transformation, Inside and Out

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 5 Comments
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