✨Celebrating 10 Years in 2020!
Use photography for creative expression and introspection to build a solid foundation of healthy habits and tools, release attachment to negative narratives to reconnect with your intuition and build a better picture of mental health for all free of stigma, judgement and fear.
One • Project
- individual creative project using photography to reconnect with your intuition and self to unlock powerful insights
- collective seeking to create a new vision, habits and language around mental health for all
Helping you start and grow the conversation
Described by many as one of the safest spaces online to discuss mental health, our community prioritizes thoughtful responses, privacy, and resources to help you at any point of your journey. Many members have never talked about it before or share stories for the first time within our community.
It’s an authentic, honest space that’s safe to share and express yourself without any judgement around the realities of your challenges and wins — all aspects of our mental health. You can choose anonymity, keep your stories private within our community by default or opt-in to get your story featured publicly on our website to increase your impact. Plus, there’s no bots, sponsored posts or influencers.
You are the most important project of your life
The One Project is a journey to free your mind and find the light. Using photos, we can express more freely what is difficult to put into words and better connect with each other around difficult conversations or periods of our lives. It’s through this expression and connection that we realize we are not alone in our experiences and then insights are revealed that we can all learn, heal and grow from. It is a constant process that helps lead you to a better, more authentic version of yourself.
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See the impact of one story
All of this started with one photo. We're here to help you take the first step in starting to talk and gain more confidence through authentic support and encouragement along the way. Every story told in our community makes an impact by contributing to our Story Library, helping other members and amplifying the insights you share to larger networks around the world in publications, exhibitions and more through our partnerships and member opportunities. One photo, one story, one insight can save a life.Read Featured Stories
Learn and unlock the power of therapeutic photography
Gain a new tool to help express what's hard to put into words by using photos (no skills, experience or equipment is required). Weekly tips, story prompts, and guides all provide accessible ways for all members to learn more about therapeutic photography and how it can help your mental health. Dive in deeper with our courses for more advanced techniques and support.Learn More
(Photo by member Brandon Krogel. See the story.)
Get meaningful opportunities to expand your impact
Members who are comfortable sharing publicly can access meaningful opportunities through our partnerships and other initiatives, including having your photo and story featured in articles on some of the largest websites, documentaries, international campaigns, exhibitions and more. Get involved and help expand our impact around the world on a larger scale!Learn More
We're building a collection of mental health stories and insights to learn together
There are so many stories, insights and experiences that haven’t been shared yet. Our mission is to help unlock their potential and connect you with the right stories to foster understanding, empathy and healing for us all. Together we can learn and build a better picture of mental health, one photo, one connection and one story at a time. Join now to share yours!
Featured Stories / View All Stories
I went through a bought of depression when I lost my job last month. Laundry was never done. I didn’t shower. I wore sweatpants and baggie t shirts everyday. Dishes…
Out of focus Goals Self-care Exercise Healthy lifestyle Spirituality All things important. Routines Keep the focus. Daily routines start with morning routines. Keep the focus. Step by step, day by…
The rough ideas for this poem have been floating in my mind for quite a while. This evening I decided to see if I could pull it together. It’s not…
The Eerie Silence, the haunting feeling of destruction of an entire ecosystem that may never return, it’s a depression so deep to the core, so numbing. Yet upon this day…
Well, I honestly don’t know where to begin. Well, no, actually let me rephrase that. I know exactly when to begin. I started feeling the cloud of depression right about…
Therapeutic photography has been more then an art form to me it’s been therapy and it’s been whole heartedly a life line. I truly believe it has played a key…
Living with depression Some days are not hard. Some days are hard. Some days are really hard. Morning rituals help. A gratitude journal is one of them. Also, words of…
Well, I don’t know where to begin or end and honestly, I don’t have any more energy to force out the words so here is a black and white landscape…
I wanted to share this image to express how I came to creating it and what it means. Recently I have been going through weeks of distress dealing with a…
With the land ablaze around me from bush fires currently in my home of NSW Australia, the eruption of emotions is as flammable as the fire itself. Fear, anxiety, sadness…
Dust in the lens – Doubt is a significant hindrance to create art, like in capturing an image that you desire to produce great results. But when you doubt it…
I recently changed my profile picture and while this might seem like just your average selfie, for me, the person in this photo is closer to being his “best” self…
282 FEATURED STORIES CURRENTLY, THOUSANDS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR PRIVATE COMMUNITY
What our members say
“Exceeds my expectations by far! I’m so, so excited about this new app The One Project has to offer. It gives me the opportunity to share and get feedback instantly when the thoughts are fresh on my mind. For me, this means a lot. I feel it’s like an ongoing discussion that you can join the moment you open your app.”Peter Engberg
“In my mind $10 per month is an absolute bargain for access to do what I already enjoy, taking pictures, with a new technique that fosters personal growth and healing at the same time.”Steve Nelson
“I'm grateful for this community. I've only been here for a few days, yet I feel much more loved and appreciated than ever.”Member of The One ProjectAsked for Anonymity
“I am SUPER impressed with how professional everything looks! It's really inviting!”Christina Graves
“I suffer from depression. Until now, I've never said that out loud. I have spent years and years trying to hide from the stigma that comes with being depressed, too embarrassed to ask for help and too anxious to feel like anyone would listen. I don't know when the exact moment was, but I was flipping through The One Project website and it hit me like a train. I don't have to feel this way. And I don't have to do this alone.”Molly Mitchell
“It's a brilliant community to be part. it has really helped me a lot and couldn't recommend it enough. ❤️”Shannen Woods
“Photography has been one of the best things I have ever done for my mental health. It helped me get through the empty nest syndrome, the passing of my Mother and also has helped me process and make sense of past childhood trauma. It’s a tool widely overlooked that deserves more awareness.”Melanie Hood
“This community encourages everyone to explore their challenges with mental illness using photography, a tool which allows us to reflect and share in a very meaningful way, even when words aren’t available.
I’ve just recently started sharing in The One Project but I’m already seeing the support of the community, through their respectful and warm feedback.”Bar Perry
“After posting my first story, I was blown away by the immediate support from the community and Bryce himself. It just quickly felt like a safe environment to share emotions and feelings. During the course, I learned more about the power of photography and learned new ways to express myself through my photographs. I feel that now I am really able to use photographs as a therapeutic tool.”Maria Cooks
“I am one of the earliest pioneers of the techniques of “PhotoTherapy” and “Therapeutic Photography” (using personal photographs and photo-taking as tools to improve therapy process, increase personal well-being, or create positive social change).
Photography can be a very powerful means of confronting problems and providing a way to overcome and survive them. Bryce Evans has started a vital conversation, using photography as his language for activating that dialogue.”Judy WeiserR.Psych., A.T.R., Founder/Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre
“The One Project helped me get back on my feet after a couple of very rough life events. The things that I learned in this course [Build Your One Project] turned into a series of books that I’ve published. I constantly use the techniques on a daily basis in my practice as a portrait photographer and couldn’t describe this any better than; “The One Project saved my life”.”Jelani Woods
“I am thrilled to be a member of this community. Bryce has created an incredible platform for people to be able to discuss, talk and open up regarding their stories regarding mental health.
I have been able to share some of my experiences within the community, and it is exciting to see how the conversation around mental health grows and transforms.”Jesse DeLisle
“This course [Build Your One Project] is very effective in dealing with a very serious topic.
This is well worth the price!”Dr. Bob Nolley
“I don’t feel alone anymore. I feel free and finally have the support I need to move on and recover.”Member (asked for anonymity)
“I find my own spirit is enlightened and lifted upwards from oppressive darkness into glorious light. Thank you to The One Project for being such a positive influence in my life.”Mark Dixon
“Photography has helped my mental well-being more than any medicine could, but I was reluctant to share my photos and thoughts. The One Project gave me a place to do both and connect with others of similar interest and struggles.”Aaron Rouselle
“Love the app. I am happy to support you and The One Project.Sue Hitchcock
An investment in hope.”
“I've enjoyed being part of the community of The One Project. Being able to comfortably share my stories with those in the group, and know that we're all sharing stories of mental health, and it's relation to photography. It's great to be part of the movement to break down the stigmas surrounding mental health, and how photography can be used to heal.”Braydon Anthony John Chapelas
“I'm so grateful for this community... I've never felt so welcomed or comfortable with a group before.”L.S.Asked for Anonymity
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