Frequently Asked Questions - Membership

How long is my membership valid?

Your membership is valid for one calendar year from the date you signed up to join. For example, if you joined on April 12, 2020, your membership would expire on April 12, 2021. Memberships are not automatically renewed, but you will receive a reminder as your expiration date approaches.

Is my membership tax-deductible?

Yes. All 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 or [email protected].

Does a subscription to Aperture magazine automatically qualify me as a member?

No. A subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute an Aperture membership.

Who should I contact to use my member discount to purchase a photograph?

Please contact Kellie McLaughlin, director of sales and marketing, at [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?

In an effort to stay connected with our community while unable to convene in person, we’re excited to invite our members to specially curated online events. Throughout the year, Aperture will host virtual artist talks, exhibition tours, gallery previews, and home visits with collectors. All Aperture members at the Supporting Patron ($500) level or above will receive Zoom invitations to upcoming events.

How can I see a schedule of upcoming member events?

Visit our online events calendar for the latest schedule.

Can I purchase a gift membership?

Absolutely! Share your love of photography by giving the ones you care about a Friend Membership—and they can enjoy a yearlong series of exclusive events 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, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) at 212.946.7146, or email [email protected].