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 Communication

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor toki, a poet and hobbyist photographer from the Pacific Northwest, who struggles with depression, anxiety, and life on the autism spectrum. toki … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Wooded Path

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

October 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

I’m In Here, A Prisoner Of My History

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

October 12, 2014 · 12 Comments

Whirlwind of Colour

Photo by 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 also lives with … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Moving Through the Moment

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 11 Comments

Gift of a Dragonfly

Photo taken by contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life. About this photo: “‘A lack of transparency results in distrust and a … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

Underneath

Photo taken by contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

Into the Unknown

Photo by contributor Anjum Singhania. Anjum suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His challenges often lead him to feelings of anxiety and an inability to concentrate on things that are important to him. He is trying … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

Smile

Photo by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing rather … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Authentic Self

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to treat and express himself … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Self

Please say hello to first-time contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

Soft Silence

Photo by contributor Tip Crawford, a 56-year-old from Northern West Virginia who was recently diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. While her diagnoses are relatively new, Tip has been dealing with these … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 15 Comments

Keep Your Head Up

Photo by contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hiding

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

September 22, 2014 · 4 Comments
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