Aperture—a nonprofit arts institution dedicated to advancing fine photography—was founded in 1952 by six individuals:  photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer and curator Nancy Newhall.

    With scant resources, these prescient artists created Aperture magazine to serve the medium, photography users and fine art lovers worldwide. For more than fifty-five years, Aperture magazine grew along with the medium. So too did the Aperture Foundation, expanding to include the subsequent publication of books, limited edition prints and portfolios, traveling exhibitions and an educational program that includes lectures and panel discussions with artists, curators and other key players in the field of photography.

    The Burden Gallery is the exhibition arm of the Aperture Foundation. It offers exhibitions of the work of photography's classic and contemporary masters, as well as young emerging photographers. The gallery also offers lectures, film screenings and other related public programs.

    Hours given to right include extended hours on Thursday 6-8 pm, when an exhibition is on view. Check website for the gallery's closed dates.