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Friends of Photographs: Alfred Stieglitz Society

The Alfred Stieglitz Society brings photography collectors and devotees into closer contact with The Met's curators, as well as its renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary photography. Programming provides an enriching experience to members, with six to eight events per year exploring the full history of photography, from its origins to the present day. Membership supports the activities and acquisitions of the Department of Photographs.

Annual dues: $12,000 ($10,800 is tax deductible)

Under-40 annual dues: $6,000 ($4,876 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Elena Tarchi at 212-570-3889 or

Highlights of Past Events

  • Behind-the-scenes seminars led by curatorial staff, artists, and guest lecturers
  • Private tours and receptions for the Museum's photography exhibitions such as Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand; The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984; and Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard
  • Visits to artists' studios and notable private collections
  • Annual dinner

Above: Georges Demeny (French, 1850–1917). [Fencer], 1906. Gelatin silver print; 17.5 x 26.5 x 12.8 cm (6 7/8 x 10 7/16 in.); Mount: 20.1 x 28.7 cm (7 15/16 x 11 5/16 in.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2010 (2010.1)