Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life.

About the photo:

Sometimes Struggles are exactly what we need in our life.
If we were to go through life without any obstacles,
It would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as we could have been
And we could never fly.
So next time you are faced with an obstacle,
A challenge, or a problem,
Struggle a little- then fly.


“I sat in the comfort of my rocking chair under cover from the heat. At first the noise distracted my escape of morning reading and meditation. But then I looked into all the racket, and found that the perfect image of struggle was across the street rather than in my own head.

We all have struggles. It is personal and as big or small as we make it…

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Seeing Is Believing

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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 another twenty years before she was properly diagnosed and prescribed the medication that gives her relief. Depression prompted her to begin drawing, making collages, painting and taking photos. She also plays and composes music on the piano, which she began at the age of four. Creating in its many forms gives her focus and makes her feel good.

About this photo: “As a collage artist, I collect found objects to use in my art pieces.  I found a large piece of heavy white plastic, brought it home and put it in my foyer.  It sat there for a while and one day I saw the shadows as they appeared in a particular light and took several photos in different lighting.  I then combined the photos to make…

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