The word faith often refers to a belief in something not based on proof. From that perspective, the idea of attempting to photograph it would seem a near impossible undertaking. Yet that's precisely what Christopher Churchill set out to do. Over the last five years, Churchill has traveled across the United States, knocking 2on the doors of strangers and asking how they experience faith, all the while hoping that that his quest would somehow result in something cohesive. The exploration took him far beyond the confines of specific religions, revealing an inherent and universal human need to be connected to something greater.

– Patrick James, GOOD Associate Editor


Christopher Churchill (born 1977 in Camden, ME), is a Boston based photographer. His works are held in public collections that include The Addison Gallery of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Center for Creative Photography, The High Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MFA Boston, MFA Houston and The Smithsonian. His clients include Esquire, Flaunt, GQ, Money, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic Adventurer, PBS American Experience, and The Wall Street Journal. His work has been published and exhibited internationally. He was named a Critical Mass top 50 in 2010 and his first monograph American Faith is due to be published in the fall of 2011 by Nazraeli Press and the Joy of Giving Something.