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!

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

Sleeping in the Forest

Photo taken by first-time contributor Kait Mauro, a 21-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who has lived all over the country. She is trying to see all 50 states and has been … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 13 Comments

Look Up

Photos taken by first-time contributor Anna, a 23-year-old woman from Canada. She has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and depression in the past. After getting off of medication she … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

Cigar Break

Photo taken by contributor Cassandra, a 32-year-old woman from New Zealand who lost her older brother to suicide when she was 14-years-old. Beyond being sad and shocked, she was very angry. … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Reach For Me

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 35-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 29, 2013 · 23 Comments


Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

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