America's Digital Photo File

Please contribute to America's digital photo file, for a chance to have your photo published in America. We are accepting images of Catholic churches, interior and exterior; choirs, choruses and other liturgical scenes. 

If we choose your photo to illustrate an article, we will contact you for further permissions, rights and payment information, etc. Payment will be $100 upon publication. If your picture shows unobscured faces, please have each identifiable person sign a model release—a brief statement granting us permission to publish the person’s likeness. Send us the release along with the photo file. 


You may send as many photos as you wish. Send each photo with its own email message to, including keywords appropriate to that photo. Please do not send hard copies. No materials will be returned. Photos will be kept for five years.

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Ayanne Johnson, a student from Great Mills High School in southern Maryland, holds up the photograph of her classmate Jaelynn Willey during the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington on March 24. Willey was killed by a classmate this week at her school. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Many of the participants from Catholic schools and churches say that respecting the dignity of life means protecting children from gun violence.
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Protesters gather near the Manchester Central Fire Station in Manchester, N.H., Monday, March 19, 2018, where President Donald Trump madee an unscheduled visit. Trump is in New Hampshire to unveil more of his plan to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
To suggest the use of the death penalty as a way to address the opioid epidemic ignores what we know already to be true: The death penalty is a flawed and broken tool in the practical pursuit of justice.
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(Images: Wikimedia Commons, iStock/Composite: America)
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