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!

Guatemalan Ruins

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Finding Joy in Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of a terrifying, isolating year of postpartum depression that caused her everything from severe insomnia, to anxiety and worry, to hallucinations. She used travel, writing, and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Many Rivers to Cross

Photo taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for much of his life. It was taken at the beaver pond near Rio Grande Campground in Big Bend National Park, Texas. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Separator; LA Meets South Korea

Photo taken by n23art who has suffered from depression for many years. He is from the UK, but has been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 11 Comments

The Fog Lifts

Photo taken by Rainey. I have been diagnosed with depression. It is possible that I am also bipolar, but as of yet no official diagnosis. Lately, every day has been … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

Natural Escape; Tuscon

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 15 Comments

Thread of Light; Thailand

  Photo taken by n23art. I have suffered from depression most of my life, although I didn’t realise it until my mid 20’s. Most of the time it’s manageable but there’s been … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fork (Life)

Photo taken by -MarkAnthony- who has suffered from depression. More about him here. About this photo: In life you will always have difficult decisions. **Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. See guidelines … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Perfection in Nova Scotia

Photo taken by Rainey, a depression sufferer. This picture is of a daisy bathed in the glow of recent rains. I love the simple beauty of a daisy; it is … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Breathtaking Peaks of Nepal

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, a survivor of severe postpartum depression. She used travel, writing, and photography, in addition to professional help, to fight her way out of the darkness. See more of … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Shattered

I have a form of bipolar that is pretty indescribable, which is why they call it NOS, Not Otherwise Specified. It’s a fragile place to live. About this photo: I’m … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Volcanoes of Guatemala

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom: Eight years ago after the birth of my first child Max I knew something was terribly wrong. Not with my newborn son. He was healthy and … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 13 Comments
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