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Join Aperture as a subscriber or a member to support all of our nonprofit programs and publications on photography, which provide a vital platform for a diverse community of artists and writers. Every subscription or membership gift opens opportunities.

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All gifts are nonrefundable.

  • Archive Subscriber
    12 months full digital access
    $59.95
  • Magazine Subscriber
    1 year (4 issues)
    $75.00

– Access to the essential guide to the world of photography

– Immersive portfolios from established and emerging artists

– Interviews with artists and fresh perspectives on the medium by leading writers and thinkers

– First look at boundary-pushing contemporary work

– Notable guest editors, including Sarah Lewis, Tilda Swinton, and Wolfgang Tillmans

  • Connect Council        $150
    Estimated value of goods and services provided is $25  ($125 is tax-deductible)

Aperture’s Connect Council is an affiliate group of photography and photobook enthusiasts, ages twenty-one to forty.

– Access to an exciting schedule of special events, including meet-ups at artist studios, galleries, and museums

– An invitation to cohost and join one annual Benefit Party Committee

– One complimentary issue of Aperture magazine

– A dedicated biannual e-newsletter highlighting photography events and exhibitions around town

– 30% off Aperture publications (some exceptions apply)

 

– Specially priced tickets to benefit parties and events

  • Friend
    Estimated value of goods and services provided is $65 ($185 is tax-deductible)
    $250
  • Dual Friend/Family
    Estimated value of goods and services provided is $85 ($365 is tax-deductible)
    $450

– Invitations to studios, publication launches and signings, and conversations with artists and editors

– One free print subscription to Aperture magazine (which enables free entry to the Portfolio Prize)

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

– 30% off Aperture publications (some exceptions apply)

– 10% discount on photography education workshops

– Specially priced tickets to benefit parties and events


Dual Friend/Family Members enjoy all 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 membership cards and two Aperture Member gifts

  • Patron Circle $1,000 

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $195 ($805 is tax-deductible)

All other benefits, plus

– Invitations to studios, publication launches and signings, and conversations with artists and editors

– One free print subscription to Aperture magazine (which enables free entry to the Portfolio Prize)

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

– 30% off Aperture publications (some exceptions apply)

– 10% discount on photography education workshops

– Specially priced tickets to benefit parties and events


Dual Friend/Family Members enjoy all 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 membership cards and two Aperture Member gifts

– Unrivaled access for two to photography events across the globe, specially-curated patron trips, complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs, and invitations to studio visits and salons in the homes of top collectors

– Invitation for two to one annual Patron Cocktail Party

– One complimentary 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

  • Benefactor Circle $2,500

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $225 ($2,275 is tax-deductible)

All other benefits, plus

– Unrivaled access for two to photography events across the globe, specially-curated patron trips, complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs, and invitations to studio visits and salons in the homes of top collectors

– Invitation for two to one annual Patron Cocktail Party

– One complimentary 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

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

– 10% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at [email protected] to inquire about photographs

Paul Strand Circle $5,000 

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $325 and the fair market value of the print

All other benefits, plus

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

– 10% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at [email protected] 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

– 15% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply). Please contact Kellie McLaughlin at [email protected] to inquire about photographs

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