Join the Aperture Community!

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

    The participation and support of our Members is pivotal to helping Aperture Foundation engage with diverse new audiences through expanded education programs, serve a dynamic photography community, and develop new initiatives to support the foundation’s mission.
     
    Join us as a Member of Aperture Foundation to experience the best in photography!

    For additional information please visit our Membership FAQ here

    PAUL STRAND CIRCLE

    PAUL STRAND CIRCLE

    $5,000.00 (All but $350.00 and the estimated fair market value of the print ($450) is tax-deductible)

      Enjoy all Benefactor Circle benefits, plus:

    • Invitation for two to an annual foundation dinner with Aperture artists, trustees, executive director, and editors
    • Complimentary Aperture titles and prints, including: Paul Strand’s The Garden at Orgeval, personally inscribed by the book’s editor and essayist, photographer Joel Meyerowitz; and the Paul Strand photograph American House, Ghost Town, Colorado, 1931
    • 15% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at prints@aperture.org to inquire about photographs.

    *All memberships are nonrefundable.

    BENEFACTOR CIRCLE

    BENEFACTOR CIRCLE

    $2,500.00 ($2,275.00 is tax-deductible)

    Enjoy all Patron Circle 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.

    *All memberships are nonrefundable.

     

    PATRON CIRCLE

    PATRON CIRCLE

    $1,000.00 ($805.00 is tax-deductible)

    Enjoy all Dual Friend/Family Member benefits, plus:

    • Access 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 copy of John Berger’s, Understanding a Photograph
    • Advance notice on limited and signed photograph editions, book sales, and other artist commissioned products
    • Special recognition in Aperture magazine, on Aperture’s website, and listing with top‐level donors at Aperture Gallery

    *All memberships are nonrefundable. 

    DUAL FRIEND/FAMILY

    DUAL FRIEND/FAMILY

    $450.00 ($365.00 is tax-deductible)

      Enjoy all Individual and Friend benefits for two adults and up to two children, plus:

    • Invitations for up to four to exhibition openings and private receptions with artists
    • Two exclusive limited-edition tote bags made in collaboration with illustrator Jason Polan
    *All memberships are nonrefundable.

    FRIEND

    FRIEND

    $250.00 ($185.00 is tax-deductible)

    Enjoy all Individual benefits, plus:

    • Invitations to private cocktail receptions with photographers
    • One complimentary annual subscription to Aperture magazine
    • 10% discount on photography education workshops with leading photographers such as Rinko Kawauchi, Joel Meyerowitz, and Todd Hido. Please 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. Additional Membership discounts coming soon!
    • Exclusive limited-edition tote bag made in collaboration with illustrator Jason Polan
    • Priority notice of print and product sales

    *All membership benefits are for one individual. All memberships are nonrefundable.

    INDIVIDUAL

    INDIVIDUAL

    $75.00* (Fully tax-deductible)

    • Complimentary admission to Aperture events and programs, including lectures and symposiums with artists and invitations to exhibition opening receptions
    • 30% discount on Aperture books and special members‐only shopping days throughout the year (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 an annual subscription to Aperture magazine
    • Free entry to one annual Summer Open exhibition and one annual Portfolio Prize competition

    *All membership benefits are for one individual. All memberships are nonrefundable.

    STUDENT / TEACHER / SENIOR

    STUDENT / TEACHER / SENIOR

    $50.00* (Fully tax-deductible)

    Requires valid student ID or .edu email address, proof of faculty employment, or age over 65. Verification must be sent to membership@aperture.org or faxed to 212.979.7759.

    • Complimentary admission to Aperture events and programs, including lectures and symposiums with artists and invitations to exhibition opening receptions
    • 30% discount on Aperture books and special members‐only shopping days throughout the year (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 an annual subscription to Aperture magazine
    • Free entry to one annual Summer Open exhibition and one annual Portfolio Prize competition

    *All membership benefits are for one individual. All memberships are nonrefundable.

    Donate to Aperture's Annual Fund

    Your donation enables Aperture Foundation to support its mission of fostering the careers of emerging photographers, expand its free education programs, and provide the next generation of leaders with a forum to explore critical issues in the field of photography.

    Please select a fully tax-deductible gift amount:

    Gift Memberships

    Share your love of photography by giving your family and friends a Patron or Friend membership— and let them enjoy a year-long series of exclusive events, complimentary publications, and special discounts, among other privileges.

    Contact membership@aperture.org for details.

    Gifts of Marketable Securities

    A gift to Aperture Foundation of appreciated securities may provide tax advantages. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to Aperture, you may be eligible to receive a charitable deduction for their full market value—and incur no capital gains tax (subject to applicable IRS rules and regulations). You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.

    Please contact the Development Office to receive instructions on how to make a donation of marketable securities.

    Include Aperture Foundation in Your Will

    Express your commitment to Aperture’s legacy by remembering Aperture Foundation in your will. You may name Aperture Foundation as the beneficiary of a percentage of your estate, of a set dollar amount, or of a particular asset. Your estate is entitled to an estate tax deduction for the full value of your bequest to Aperture Foundation.

    Another possibility is to name Aperture Foundation as a contingent beneficiary of assets you have designated for a loved one, should that person no longer be alive at the time of your death.

    If you wish to benefit Aperture Foundation through your will, our Development Office and your attorney will discuss with you the best way to realize your goal.

    Contact Us

    For any questions or if you prefer not to donate online, please contact the Development Office at (212) 946- 7108 or development@aperture.org

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