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!

The Unhomed Stone

Please welcome first-time contributor Victoria, a 41-year-old mother of three, who lives and writes in the UK. First diagnosed with depression after the birth of her second child, she has worked … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Signs of Spring

Photo taken by contributor Jeanette Clawson, a woman in her forties from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin who has suffered from depression and severe pain related to migraines. Jeanette was a school psychologist until pain and disability … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 10 Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

Special post and photo by D, the founder of Broken Light Collective. The beginnings: After a major depressive crash several years ago, my therapist – who was exploring the art of … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 19 Comments

Outsider Artists

Photos taken by contributor Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT from NYC. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years, mainly in capacity as an art therapist and psychotherapist. … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Loving Yourself

Photo taken by a woman in her 40’s living in a large east coast city. She a clinical psychologist and photographer who also suffers from mental health issues including Bipolar disorder … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 7 Comments

Alone

Photo taken by Princess of Tides, a 24-year-old woman from the UK. She is studying for a PhD in Psychology, which she finds to be a bit ironic since she had her … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 7 Comments

Lost Doll

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD. She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This is a follow up submission … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Happy Help

Photo taken by a 40+ year-old woman diagnosed with bipolar 3 disorder and ADD.  She is also a Clinical Psychologist and budding photographer. About this photo: “This photograph was taken for … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

A Fragile Balance

Photo taken by a 40+ year old clinical psychologist, who struggles with mental illness (bipolar II disorder and ADD) and treats people with a full range of psychological and psychiatric problems. … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

Insanity in Indigo

Photo by Stefanie, whose depression has manifested itself in a number of different ways over the years, the most painful of which being resentment and anger. About this photo: Anger can … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Melting Point

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 8 Comments

Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Happiness; Just out of Reach

Photos taken by a depressed agoraphobic. She was assigned to take a prop with her on a photo walk around her neighborhood to get her out of the house, but … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 10 Comments
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