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!

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 · 6 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

Awaken

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 16 Comments

Texture and Tenacity

Photo taken by contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Scarlet Fever

Please say hello to first-time 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 … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Misty Morning

Please say hello to first-time contributor Matt Floyd, a 40-year-old man based in West Sussex, England. Matt is recovering from depression after a series of losses and dealing with past traumas all came … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 14 Comments

Bridge To Sobriety

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 decades, … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

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 · 10 Comments
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