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!

Summer Anxiety

Photo taken in Margate, NJ, by a contributor who has suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for at least a dozen years, as well as periods of depression. It has affected her home life, … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

Before The Storm

Photo taken by contributor Clare in NYC, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. Photography is an outlet and coping tool … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Sinking Slowly

Photo taken by first-time contributor Thomas Slatin, a man in his thirties who is an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  He was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD at … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Shipwrecked

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

July 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unfortunate

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

July 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Bipolar

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Broken Light Exhibit

This photograph was taken last night at the opening reception for Broken Light Collective’s first live exhibit, “From Darkness to Light.” It was held at Fountain Gallery, the premier venue … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 20 Comments

Ghosted

Please welcome first-time contributor Lucy EC, an 18-year-old from Hertfordshire, UK who has been diagnosed with and suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and anxiety. She was diagnosed with Borderline Personality … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

Forever One

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decade, … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 8 Comments

Beautiful And Ominous

Photo taken by a contributor in Florida who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 11 Comments

Broken Light Collective Announcements!

Just for today, we are straying from our format a bit to share some exciting news!!! Our first live exhibit is coming up in just a few weeks! “FROM DARKNESS … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 25 Comments

Late Night Anxiety

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

Dancing in the Shadows

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

June 4, 2014 · 12 Comments

Winter’s Last Tantrum

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

June 2, 2014 · 4 Comments
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