Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Chris Churchill "American Faith" Photographs


Collection ID:
Churchill, Christopher, 1977-
2004 - 2006
Physical Description:
0.8 Cubic feet
1 box

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Three black and white silver gelatin photographic prints by photographers Chris Churchill from his "American Faith" series, 2004-2006.


1 series.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Photographer, based in Massachusetts. In 2004, disturbed by instances of religious intolerance he was seeing in the years following the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, Churchill drove around the nation to photograph what he described as "an America that felt divided" and "caught in the middle of a cultural tension." While traveling he talked to Americans about their faith, and his book, American Faith, is built around these photographs and conversations.


NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated by The Cafaro Group, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, through by Carl Cafaro, 2012.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection

Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Chris Churchill "American Faith" Photographs, 2004-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 2000-2010 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Religion Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cafaro, Carl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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