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The Friends of Photography

Affinity Group

The Friends of Photography (FOP) invites individuals who are interested in photography and dedicated to the growth of the Cleveland Museum of Art's photography collection to join its membership. FOP strives to cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, to promote personal collecting of the medium, and to raise funds with which to acquire photographic-based works for the museum.

Membership Benefits: 

  • Enhance your knowledge of photography through lectures by internationally renowned photographers, critics, and curators
  • Enjoy intimate meet-and-greets with distinguished artists and dealers throughout the year.
  • Visit private collections and artists' studios
  • Organize behind-the-scene trips to regional and national museums, galleries, and art fairs to provide opportunities to view examples of excellence in the medium.

Membership in the Friends of Photography is open to all Cleveland Museum of Art members. If you are a CMA member at Associate level ($250) or above, you can join at least one Affinity Group as part of your membership benefits. To join this way, please contact All other CMA members can join through FOP membership dues, which are listed here.

To join or for more information, contact 216-707-2591 or email to