Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers through long bouts of deep depression, as well as regular anxiety and panic attacks.

About this photo: “I like all things technological, but there is nothing like the smell and feel of an old book in your hands, and the gratification of seeing your bookmark getting closer and closer to the end. Books for me have been therapeutic, both reading them, and at times when it is difficult to focus and read because of depression, defiling or repurposing them. I was at a psychiatric hospital recently when another patient and I found two old abandoned Popular Mechanics do-it-yourself encyclopedias from the ’50s. We took out magazines, sequins, and glue sticks and would sit for hours and hours collaging and coloring on the pages. My favorite part was finding interesting words and images to rip or cut from magazines and matching…

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