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!

False Mirror

Photo by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

Dreamscape

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

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Still Life

Photo taken by contributor Johanna, a 36-year-old guidance counselor from Finland. She has family members and friends who have suffered or continue to suffer from mental health challenges, such as severe depression and bipolar … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 16 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

The Sign

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 3 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

River Through the Stars

Photo by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 7 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

Brand New Day

Photo by contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Enduring Life’s Thorns

Photo taken by contributor Clare in NJ, 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

September 19, 2014 · 9 Comments

Adventure

Please say hello to first-time contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 15 Comments

Alone

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

August 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

OCD

Photo taken by contributor J, a teenager from Sanford, Florida. J has lived with OCD for the past two years. Sometimes she’s felt in control, while other times it has ruled … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 3 Comments
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