Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Unknown

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 … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mindful Hand

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered from mental health issues for most of her life. … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Whirlwind of Emotions

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

December 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Golden Hour

Photos taken by a contributor in Upstate New York. She regularly faces anxiety and panic attacks, and has experienced depression on and off to varying degrees. She takes medication to manage … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

In the Background

Photo taken by contributor DC in Florida. DC is a woman in her thirties who suffers from bipolar II disorder. About this photo: “When I am feeling especially depressed or … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Without Words

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Finding Peace

Photo taken by Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Smoke Signals

Photo taken by contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, when the pressures of school and her social life started to … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Watching Over Us

Photo taken by contributor  Tiger Lillies, a woman in her forties from Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, possibly bipolar disorder, all while raising her two young … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cracked

Photo taken by first-time contributor Quita, a teenager from England. She has experienced severe self-esteem and confidence issues since she was 14-years-old, around the start of her first set of formal exams. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

Looking Through

Photo taken by Malgorzata, or Margaret to some, a 28-year-old woman from Warsaw, Poland. In her own words: “Amateur photographer. Maybe someday turns hobby into a work. Stuck between two countries, … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

Somebody That I Used to Know

Photo taken by  Christina, who has experienced terrible anxiety, often due to stress and/or insomnia. She also deals with agitation and extreme irritability, and becomes anxious in situations that are … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 7 Comments

Dissociation

Photo taken by Hayley, a photography and new media student who has suffered from anorexia and anxiety. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors. About this photo: “Dissociation describes … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 6 Comments

Fighting the Blues

Photo taken by Lauren, a mother of one living in England who suffers from situational depression. While her depression has been under control more or less for the past decade, … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · 2 Comments
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