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Website building, publishing and hosting is completely free. We even give you a free subdomain to publish your site.
It is possible to publish pictures and post the other content you mentioned to your site.
In order to send out group emails you would need to make use of a third party service, but it is possible to integrate this with your site. You can integrate newsletter registration forms into SynthaSite with Aweber.com and by using the HTML widget (add the widget and paste the aweber embed code). This service does cost a fee, if you would like to use a free service, you can try mailchimp or autoresponders4all.com
If you need more information to help you get started, please let us know.