Welcome to the U.S. Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery

Applications for the 2020 Democratic and Republican nominating conventions are now available. Please click here to apply for credentials:

  • NEWS ORGANIZATIONS should apply on behalf of their photographers for convention credentials. We do not need individual names at this point.
  • FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS must have applications submitted by their photo editor, or executive of the news organization on their behalf.

Credential Application Deadline
APRIL 10, 2020

Democratic National Convention
July 13-16, 2020
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, WI

Republican National Convention
August 24-27, 2020
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, NC

For more information, please contact the Press Photographers’ Gallery at (202) 224-6548 or press_photo@saa.senate.gov

Thank you for your cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic response legislation debates.

See the all galleries notice below about modified gallery hours:

Notice for all gallery members

RE: Teleworking for Press Galleries Staff

In order to do our part to “flatten the curve” of the CoVID19 virus, all Senate Press Galleries staff will move to working remotely during the current Senate recess period until the Senate returns on April 20, 2020. We will continue to provide all necessary services to gallery members.

The Press Gallery will be open during the following Pro Forma Sessions:

MONDAY, March 30, 11:00 A.M.
MONDAY, APRIL 6, 10:00 A.M.
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 10:00 A.M.
THURSDAY, April 16, 3:00 P.M.

This decision was made in consultation with our respective Standing and Executive committees.

It is our pleasure to work with you and hope to return to business as usual soon. Until then, please contact your individual gallery with questions.


Laura Lytle, Director, Daily Press Gallery
Mike Mastrian, Director, Radio/TV Gallery
Justin Wilson, Director, Periodical Gallery
Jeff Kent, Director, Photographers Gallery

The gallery will reopen if there is a reason.

Click the box below to view live Senate floor proceedings:


Please contact us with questions or concerns regarding membership. Applications are available by clicking on the following link: Membership Application in PDF format. 

ATTENTION BUREAU CHIEFS AND EDITORS: Please click HERE to see a message from the gallery directors about overcrowding in the subway area.