Membership FAQ

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How long is my membership valid?
Your membership is valid one calendar year from the date you signed up to join. For example, if you joined April 12, 2014, your membership would expire April 12, 2015. Membership is not automatically renewed but you will receive a reminder as your membership expiration date approaches.

Is my membership tax deductible?
Yes. $50 and $75 membership levels are fully tax-deductible. All other memberships are partially tax deductible as seen here

Can I upgrade my existing membership to a higher level?
If you would like to upgrade your membership to a higher level, you may do so by paying the difference in price of the two memberships. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Office at 212-946-7146/7126 or e-mail: [email protected]

When will I receive my membership card?
We ask that you allow up to three weeks for processing of your membership and receipt of your acknowledgement letter.

Do I need to bring my membership card with me to the gallery?
We ask that members carry their cards with them when attending events at the gallery. It will make check-in and purchases much easier for our staff. However, if you do not have your card with you or have not received in the mail by the time of your visit simply check-in at the reception desk with your name and a photo ID.

Does subscription to Aperture magazine qualify me as a Member of Aperture?
No. A subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute a membership with Aperture.

Who should I contact if I would like to use my member discount to purchase a photograph?
Please contact: [email protected].

How do I use my member discount code when shopping online for books or purchasing a subscription to Aperture magazine?
Please contact: [email protected] for confirmation of member discount codes.

Will there be “member-only” events?
Throughout the year, there will be several opportunities for members to gain exclusive access to exhibitions, events and programs. Invitations vary by level but all correspondence regarding upcoming events for members will be circulated via e-mail. By becoming an Aperture member you are automatically added onto our member events newsletter and email invitation lists so stay tuned!

Does an Aperture Membership starting at the $50 and $75 levels allow free entry to enter the Summer Open exhibition?
Details for future Summer Open exhibitions to be announced.

Does an Aperture Membership starting at the $50 and $75 levels allow free entry to enter the Portfolio Prize?
No, as of 2016, the requirement for free entry to the Portfolio Prize is via purchase of a subscription to Aperture magazine or via a complimentary subscription as part of the $250 Friend level or above membership entitlements.

At the Friend Member level and up, how do I apply my discount at venues participating in Aperture’s member discount program?
Until you receive your Aperture Membership card by mail, please show staff a copy of your official Aperture membership acknowledgement letter or your Aperture membership e-receipt.

How can I see a schedule of upcoming member events?
Visit the calendar for the latest schedule of upcoming events.

Can I purchase a gift membership?
Absolutely! Share your love of photography by giving the ones you care about a Friend or Dual/Family Membership— and let them enjoy a yearlong series of exclusive events, complimentary publications, and special discounts, among other privileges. Contact: [email protected] for details.

I don’t see my question answered here. How can I contact the Membership Office?
You can call the Membership Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m., at 212-946-7146/7126 or e-mail: [email protected]