Membership

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As a bold not-for-profit publisher, Aperture relies on the support of members to amplify the voices of artists and thinkers who make a difference through photography. Founded in 1952 by a collective of photographers and writers who envisioned “a common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture continues to build on this legacy through our flagship magazine, books, photo awards, limited-edition prints, exhibitions, and educational events, bringing together an international community of curious enthusiasts.

When you become a member, your tax-deductible donation underwrites our mission, elevating inspiring achievements in the field and bringing new understanding to the history and future of the medium.

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Join Us

As a bold not-for-profit publisher, Aperture relies on the support of members to amplify the voices of artists and thinkers who make a difference through photography. Founded in 1952 by a collective of photographers and writers who envisioned “a common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture continues to build on this legacy through our flagship magazine, books, photo awards, limited-edition prints, exhibitions, and educational events, bringing together an international community of curious enthusiasts.

When you become a member, your tax-deductible donation underwrites our mission, elevating inspiring achievements in the field and bringing new understanding to the history and future of the medium.

$75.00

Subscriber

Subscribe

Sustain and support the excellence of the award-winning Aperture magazine by becoming a subscriber. You will receive four issues (a year’s worth) and become part of the Aperture community.

Aperture magazine subscribers do not receive other benefits of membership, and the price of subscribing is not tax-deductible.

One Person: $250.00
Two People: $450.00

Friend

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Stay in the know of all the happenings at Aperture by joining at the Friend level.

Benefits include:

  • Aperture magazine subscription
  • Member-exclusive gift
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounted tickets to benefit parties
  • 30% off Aperture publications (some exceptions apply)
  • Advance notice of limited and signed editions of prints and books

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $87 for one person or $99 for two people, subject to any limitation prescribed by law.

One Person: $250.00
Two People: $450.00

Connect Council

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Aperture’s Connect Council is for photography and photobook enthusiasts ages twenty-one to forty.

Includes all Friend benefits, plus:

  • Connect Council summer party
  • Invitations to additional Connect events throughout the year

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $122 for one person or $169 for two people, subject to any limitation prescribed by law.

$1,000.00

Patron Circle

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Share your love of photography with our community of patrons and connect with others at international events, including the annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

Includes all Friend benefits, plus:

  • Exclusive invitations to special programming around Paris Photo
  • Invitation for two to our annual patron cocktail party
  • One signed, newly released Aperture book
  • Recognition in Aperture magazine and on Aperture’s online support page
  • Priority reserved seating at in-person Aperture events in New York

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $199 subject to any limitation prescribed by law.

$2,500.00

Benefactor Circle

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Become an Aperture insider at the Benefactor level and receive VIP access to additional events and further support our ambitious programs.

Includes all Patron Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to our annual Benefactors luncheon
  • Invitations to two additional VIP events with artists and Aperture editors
  • VIP passes to select art fairs
  • 10% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply)

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $244, subject to any limitation prescribed by law.

$10,000.00

Paul Strand Circle

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Join this flagship group, named in honor of a towering figure in photography’s history with a unique connection to Aperture.

Includes all Benefactor Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to our annual Paul Strand Circle dinner
  • Exclusive membership to the new Aperture book club (beginning in fall 2021), which includes a minimum of ten books published by Aperture and other pioneering presses
  • Limited-edition print
  • 15% discount on select limited‐edition photographs (restrictions apply)

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $984 plus the fair market value of the print, and subject to any limitation prescribed by law.

$25,000.00

Magazine Council

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Make a transformative impact by supporting Aperture at the highest level, in honor of our award-winning publication that has been dedicated to excellence in photography, writing, research, and design since 1952.

Includes all Paul Strand Circle benefits, plus:

  • Option to receive a copy of every new Aperture book
  • Invitations to Aperture magazine launch events with artists, editors, and writers
  • Intimate gathering with Aperture’s executive director
  • Recognition on the masthead of Aperture magazine

Estimated value of goods and services provided is $1,234 plus the fair market value of the print, and subject to any limitation prescribed by law.

Questions?

Please contact 212.946.7146 or

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