Membership_Header

Aperture Membership

Members connect with contemporary photographers and engage with leaders in the photography world through exclusive access to our exhibitions; invitations to special events and symposiums; and discounts and special offers across all Aperture publications, prints, and workshops. Aperture’s membership program creates opportunities for supporters to take their interests and knowledge further.

Membership is also a philanthropic contribution to Aperture Foundation—so on top of benefits you receive, you’re helping to make all of our publications, exhibitions, and education programming possible.

Check here for upcoming Members events and happenings.

For additional information, please visit our Membership FAQ.

All membership gifts are nonrefundable.

  • Student/Teacher/Senior
    Fully tax-deductible
    $50
  • Individual
    Fully tax-deductible
    $75

– Complimentary admission to Aperture events and programs, including lectures and symposiums with photographers and editors

– Invitations to exhibition opening receptions with photographers

– Free entry to one annual Summer Open exhibition

– 30% discount on Aperture books (online, you will receive 17.65% off the RRP of Aperture’s front-list titles, and up to a total of 30% off the RRP of already reduced books. Discount does not apply to limited-edition books and prints and signed stock)

– 20% discount on a one-year subscription to Aperture magazine


Student/Teacher/Senior Members receive all Individual Member benefits. Requires a valid student ID or .edu e-mail address, proof of faculty employment, or age over 65. Verification must be sent to membership@aperture.org or faxed to (888) 623-6908

  • Aperture Connect
    $125 is tax-deductible
    $150
All other benefits, plus

– Complimentary admission to Aperture events and programs, including lectures and symposiums with photographers and editors

– Invitations to exhibition opening receptions with photographers

– Free entry to one annual Summer Open exhibition

– 30% discount on Aperture books (online, you will receive 17.65% off the RRP of Aperture’s front-list titles, and up to a total of 30% off the RRP of already reduced books. Discount does not apply to limited-edition books and prints and signed stock)

– 20% discount on a one-year subscription to Aperture magazine


Student/Teacher/Senior Members receive all Individual Member benefits. Requires a valid student ID or .edu e-mail address, proof of faculty employment, or age over 65. Verification must be sent to membership@aperture.org or faxed to (888) 623-6908

A dynamic group of engaged supporters (ages 21 to 37), residing in the New York Tri-state area, who seek to further their knowledge and understanding of photography, publishing, and the international photo community.

– One complimentary issue of Aperture magazine

– Invitations to four Connect meet-ups per year with editors, guest editors, curators or photographers

– Dedicated quarterly newsletter highlighting social and cultural opportunities for Connect Members around New York


* Requires proof of age. Verification must be sent to membership@aperture.org or faxed to (888) 623-6908

  • Friend
    $185 is tax-deductible
    $250
  • Dual Friend/Family
    $365 is tax-deductible
    $450
All other benefits, plus

– Complimentary admission to Aperture events and programs, including lectures and symposiums with photographers and editors

– Invitations to exhibition opening receptions with photographers

– Free entry to one annual Summer Open exhibition

– 30% discount on Aperture books (online, you will receive 17.65% off the RRP of Aperture’s front-list titles, and up to a total of 30% off the RRP of already reduced books. Discount does not apply to limited-edition books and prints and signed stock)

– 20% discount on a one-year subscription to Aperture magazine


Student/Teacher/Senior Members receive all Individual Member benefits. Requires a valid student ID or .edu e-mail address, proof of faculty employment, or age over 65. Verification must be sent to membership@aperture.org or faxed to (888) 623-6908

– Complimentary one-year subscription to Aperture magazine, which enables free entry to one annual Portfolio Prize

– 10% discount on photography education workshops with leading photographers. Contact education@aperture.org to inquire about workshops

– 10% discount at the Hôtel Americano Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, conveniently located across the street from Aperture Gallery

– Exclusive Member gift made in collaboration with a designer or artist


Dual Friend/Family Members enjoy all Individual and Friend benefits for two adults and up to two children, plus:

– Invitations for up to four people to exhibition openings and private receptions with artists

Two exclusive Aperture Member gifts

  • Patron Circle $1,000 $805 is tax-deductible
All other benefits, plus

– Complimentary one-year subscription to Aperture magazine, which enables free entry to one annual Portfolio Prize

– 10% discount on photography education workshops with leading photographers. Contact education@aperture.org to inquire about workshops

– 10% discount at the Hôtel Americano Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, conveniently located across the street from Aperture Gallery

– Exclusive Member gift made in collaboration with a designer or artist


Dual Friend/Family Members enjoy all Individual and Friend benefits for two adults and up to two children, plus:

– Invitations for up to four people to exhibition openings and private receptions with artists

Two exclusive Aperture Member gifts

– Access for two to exclusive contemporary art events, complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs, studio visits, and cocktail parties and salons in the homes of top collectors

– Invitation for two to a Spring Patron Cocktail Party

– One complimentary and specially selected Aperture publication

– Advance notice on limited and signed photograph editions, book sales, and other artist-commissioned products

– Special recognition in Aperture magazine and on Aperture’s website, and listing with top‐level donors at Aperture Gallery

  • Benefactor Circle $2,500 $2,275 is tax-deductible
All other benefits, plus

– Access for two to exclusive contemporary art events, complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs, studio visits, and cocktail parties and salons in the homes of top collectors

– Invitation for two to a Spring Patron Cocktail Party

– One complimentary and specially selected Aperture publication

– Advance notice on limited and signed photograph editions, book sales, and other artist-commissioned products

– Special recognition in Aperture magazine and on Aperture’s website, and listing with top‐level donors at Aperture Gallery

– Invitations for two to special events, including a semiannual luncheon with Aperture artists, trustees, executive director, and editors

– 10% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at prints@aperture.org to inquire about photographs

  • Paul Strand Circle $5,000 All but $350.00 and the estimated fair market value of the print is tax-deductible
All other benefits, plus

– Invitations for two to special events, including a semiannual luncheon with Aperture artists, trustees, executive director, and editors

– 10% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at prints@aperture.org to inquire about photographs

– Invitation for two to an annual foundation dinner with Aperture artists, trustees, executive director, and editors

– Complimentary Aperture titles and a special print by Paul Strand

– 15% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at prints@aperture.org to inquire about photographs