One in four people around the worldÂ will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, according to the Mental Health Foundation.Â With this staggering statistic, there is a non profit organization hoping to shed some light on those affected through photography and an exhibit.
The exhibit is called From Darkness to Light and it’s being featured at the Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street in New York City from June 26- August 13, 2014. The showÂ represents artists Â living with or affected by mental illnessÂ ItÂ spotlights photographs by Broken LightÂ Collective,Â the foremost online photography gallery for people affected by mentalÂ illness. Adoramapix is proud to provide prints for this exhibit.
From Darkness to Light represents a cross section of the Broken Light CollectiveÂ online gallery in terms of style, location, age, and mental health andÂ developmental challenges. The 36 photographers from around the globe whoÂ are featured in the show have been affected by conditions including depressionÂ and anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, addiction, and autism.
Broken Light Collective isÂ a safe and accepting Â environment in which photographers of all levels who are affected by mentalÂ health challenges can display their work while inspiring one another to keepÂ going and keep creating. Since launching in 2012, Broken Light Collective’s dailyÂ online gallery has grown to over 10,000 contributors from more than 150Â countries. The team is currently developing new initiatives to further BrokenÂ Lightâ€™s mission of using photography as a vehicle for fighting stigma, raisingÂ awareness, and enhancing the lives of people affected by mental illness.
Again, the gallery show is from June 26th through August 13th. The opening reception is tomorrow night from 6-8 pm at The Fountain Gallery at 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street in New York City.