In 1952, Aperture’s founders planned for the future.

They knew that words and pictures, when brought together, could bring new meaning, new opportunities for understanding, and new ways of connecting with one another and the world. We honor this original vision through our quarterly magazine, photobooks, exhibitions, education, and public programming.

Aperture has become an important part of our founders’ legacies. As you consider your own legacy, we hope that you will help ensure the organization’s future by providing for Aperture in your will or trust.

When you designate Aperture as a beneficiary in your estate, you are helping to secure another seventy years of bringing together the images, artists, and writers that deepen our love of the medium and understanding of the world around us.

One simple sentence in your will or trust will make a world of difference:

“I give, devise, and bequeath [the sum of $________], [ all or___ percent of the residuary of my estate], or [other specified property] to Aperture Foundation, 548 West 28 Street, New York, New York 10001, a 501(c)3 organization, to be used for its general purposes.”

Tax ID: 13-3120824

We want to hear from you. Contact us for information about other types of legacy giving or to request a confidential form that will inform us of your generous intentions. Please call the Development office at 212-946-7115 or email us at

Development Office


548 West 28 Street, 4th floor

New York, NY 10001