Photographer/poet Jacque Stukowski — a contributor to the Silver Birch Press May Poetry Anthology — recently told us about Broken Light Collective, an online community of international artists living with or affected by mental illness, supporting each other one photograph at a time. Jacque’s photographs will be featured in an upcoming Broken Light Collective exhibit in New York City called From Darkness to Lightcurated by Broken Light Collective founder Danielle Hark.

ABOUT BROKEN LIGHT COLLECTIVE: Broken Light Collective‘s main goal is to create a safe and accepting environment where photographers of all levels who are affected by mental health issues can display their work, as well as inspire one another to keep going and keep creating, despite the dark or scary places in which they may find themselves. To learn how to submit photographs, visit the submissions page.

WHAT: From Darkness to Light photography exhibit

WHEN: June 26-August 13, 2014. Opening reception, Thursday, June 26th, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Fountain Gallery, 702 Ninth Ave. at 48th St. NY, NY 10019, 212-262-2756,


ABOUT BROKEN LIGHT COLLECTIVE FOUNDER: Danielle Hark is a freelance magazine and book photo editor, professional photographer, and mental health/wellness writer near NYC. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Huffington Post, Dr. Oz’s YouBeauty, Psychology Today, Beliefnet, as well as various books. Danielle is also a Certified Professional Life Coach. Her coaching niches include mental health, wellness, and creativity. As someone who has been affected by mental health challenges, both herself and with loved ones, she has made it her mission to empower as many other people who are struggling as possible, especially through the use of photography and creativity.