Soho Photo welcomes artists with a passion for photography, a clear and meaningful photographic vision, an appreciation for the craft, and a willingness to participate in the operation of the gallery. We’re open to new ideas – some of our members strive to re-imagine the meaning, value, and boundaries of photography, others to perfect a particular thread or technique.

Working in a collective gives you the freedom to take risks, achieve your photographic vision and exhibit your work on the walls of a New York City photography gallery. You’ll also get access to a packed calendar of lectures, workshops, and other events, including monthly salons, where members share work in progress. Most of our programs are on Zoom, allowing non-local members to participate fully in the life of the gallery.

Before you apply for membership, come to the gallery and talk to us. The gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Stop by and speak to one of our members or contact our Membership Chair, Linda Hacker, using the form below.

Portfolios for membership are reviewed typically on the first Saturday of the month. Dates are below.

Full Membership – Benefits & Responsibilities

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Membership at Soho Photo Gallery offers these benefits to serious photographers:

  • An affiliation with New York City’s longest operating photography gallery
  • Exhibit your work at the gallery throughout the year both via solo and group shows (traditional prints/video)
  • Your approved exhibitions are displayed and archived on the Soho Photo website
  • Show images also appear on Artsy and includes e-commerce
  • Members receive 100% of revenue on image sales
  • Inclusion in social media and email announcements
  • Participation in member-only events (at the gallery and on Zoom)
  • email address
  • A chance to get involved with with the operation of the gallery, take on a project and give back
  • The opportunity to hang with a cohort of 100 accomplished photographers, step up your game, and improve your skills and vision as a photographer!

We’re a volunteer-run gallery. Membership requires your participation in managing your shows and pitching in to help run the gallery. Responsibilities include:

  • Arranging for the transport of your work to and from the gallery
  • Framing, hanging, and removing your show
  • Sitting, or arranging for sitting in order to keep the gallery open, especially during your exhibition
  • Participating in one or more gallery committees/groups (e.g. Member Recruitment, Competitions, Fundraising). Some functions can be conducted remotely.

Full Membership
Plus one-time US$200.00 building fee

Young Artist Membership
US$250.00/year (35 or younger)
Plus a one-time US$200.00 building fee

Payment of fees are due upon acceptance to Soho Photo Gallery.

For those who find the cost of membership dues challenging, a limited number of stipends for a reduced membership fee are available. Contact Linda Hacker using the form below for more information.

Associate Membership

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Associate Membership is for photographers who have a passion for photography and have mastered basic photographic competency, however still need some guidance either with editing, sequencing or presentation.

As an Associate Member, you’ll be assigned two mentors that will meet with you once or twice a month to help you hone your skills and prepare your portfolio to apply for Full Membership.

Associate Members can participate in group shows and other gallery activities. Once a new or revised portfolio is presented that earns you Full Membership you’ll have the opportunity for a solo exhibition.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership – Young Artist 
US$175.00/year (35 or younger)

Payment of fees are due upon acceptance to Soho Photo Gallery.

Portfolio Review Schedule 2024

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January 7, 2024
February 3, 2024
March 2, 2024
April 6, 2024
May 4, 2024
June 1, 2024
July 13, 2024
September 7, 2024
October 5, 2024
November 2, 2024
December 7, 2024

No Portfolio Reviews in August.

Once you know which date you plan to submit your portfolio, please notify Linda Hacker using the contact form below.


Linda Hacker

Linda Hacker

Membership Chair