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!

Possibility

Photo taken by contributor Shelby Hall, a 22-year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. Before her boys were born, she had a difficult relationship with her now fiancé, in part due to his struggles with … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

Anorexia: Pain and Stigma

Photo by contributor Toby Upson, an 18-year-old man from England. Last year, Toby was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. His condition was so severe that at one point he was rushed to a hospital where he … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 11 Comments

Smile In Tanzania

Please welcome first-time contributor Antalia Terblanche, a 19-year-old who lives in Bexleyheath, London, and suffers from depression. Antalia used to self-harm and struggle with bulimia. She sought treatment two years ago, after her teachers noticed her grades … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

Birds of a Feather

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

June 20, 2014 · 24 Comments

Dark and Light

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 25-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 11 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

I Will Bloom Again

Please say a warm hello first-time contributor Lisa, a 34-year-old woman from South Carolina who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Lisa is learning how to manage life with bipolar, anxiety and chronic pain. She uses photography to … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Seeing Is Believing

Please welcome a first-time contributor from New York City. She is an African-American woman in her sixties who suffers from depression. Her struggles began in childhood but became full-blown in her mid-twenties. It then took … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 16 Comments

Camouflaged

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

May 21, 2014 · 14 Comments

Throwing Caution To The Wind

Photo taken by contributor Samantha Pugsley, a 25-year-old conceptual fine art photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She first picked up a camera during her junior year of college. This was right … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 9 Comments

Chasing Perfection

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Toby Upson, an 18-year-old man from England. Last year, Toby was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. His condition was so severe that at one point he was … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Cattails at Dusk

Photo taken by contributor Jeanne Fiedler, a woman from Washington Twp., NJ, who has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Her mood swings used to control her life, but she has since taken full charge of … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Broken Down

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

April 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

It’s Raining In Paradise

Photo taken by contributor FromDarknesstoLight, a man from Germany who experienced a drug-related psychosis in December 2011, and has been taking medication since. He continued to regularly abuse drugs until last year when the … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 9 Comments
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