The Contemporaries are a group of younger supporters who are committed to photography and its role in contemporary culture.

Providing you with an entry into philanthropy and the photography world you will meet like-minded individuals from across the creative industries and have access to an energetic programme of events throughout the year informed by the Contemporaries Committee.  


  • Visits to artist studios, contemporary galleries and private collections
  • International Trips with a focus on photography
  • Complimentary access to select international partner organisations
  • Advance notice on limited edition prints available in our Print Sales Gallery


  • Invitations to all our Exclusive Views
  • Invitations to out of hours Curator-Led Tours of our exhibitions
  • Invitations to the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Award Evening


  • Unlimited entry to all exhibitions for you and a guest
  • Priority booking for all Talks and Events
  • 10% discount in our Café
  • 20% off your first Bookshop purchase


  • Regular e-newsletters and updates
  • Copies of the Gallery’s seasonal publication; Loose Associations


To join, please download and complete our joining form below and return to or by post to:

Development Department
The Photographers’ Gallery Ltd
16 - 18 Ramillies Street

For further information, please contact:

Grace Armitage
Development Manager
+44 (0)20 7087 9339

Terms and Conditions

1. Additional costs apply regarding International Trips.
2. Concessions in our Print Sales Gallery are available on selected prints only.

Patronage and the associated benefits are available to any individual in return for the minimum annual payment of £185. However, Patrons are strongly encouraged to make an annual donation of £315 in addition to this payment. Provided that eligibility requirements are met, the donation amount will qualify for Gift Aid and The Photographers’ Gallery will submit appropriate claims to HM Revenue & Customs.