Aperture Magazine

The magazine of photography and ideas

The Future of Photography

A look behind our Work Scholar program. Support the next generation at Aperture, with a gift.

 - December 18, 2014



“We’re held to highly professional expectations, which really means we get the chance to feel the excitement of seeing our contributions play out and impact the foundation’s work.”
Max Campbell, Digital Media Work Scholar, July 2014–January 2015

Hundreds of young professionals, photographers, editors, scholars, and publishers have gotten their start at Aperture Foundation, including artists Gregory Crewdson and Taryn Simon; curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Corey Keller; and associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Christopher Lew, as well as the publisher of Aperture’s book program, Lesley A. Martin.

Aperture mentors young professionals by giving them substantive work experience both at our Chelsea offices and through other opportunities, such as visits to public and private collections as well as to artists’ studios, and informational luncheons with photographers and scholars.

Click above to hear from 2004–5 Editorial and Development Aperture Work Scholar Christopher Lew, who now champions young and emerging artists at the Whitney Museum.

Your generous gift will create a transformative opportunity for a young professional to embark on his or her career!

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Sincerely, thank you for your support.

With best wishes,





Chris Boot
Executive Director

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