Lars Boering Is New Managing Director Of World Press Photo

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that Lars Boering (45) has been appointed its new managing director as of January 2015.

Pieter Broertjes, chairman of World Press Photo foundation’s supervisory board says about the appointment: “Lars Boering is well-known in the photography scene but for World Press Photo he represents new blood, combining continuity with innovation. We believe he is the right person to future-proof the organization and to take it to the next level.”

With over 16 years of management and leadership experience within the cultural, creative and social sectors, Boering has most recently worked to strengthen the representation of the Dutch professional photographers. He has also acted as advisor to photographers internationally, taught at master classes and academies, and has been involved as curator for festivals, museums, publishing houses and other institutions.

He looks forward to taking on the new responsibilities and says:
“I am proud to be able to lead World Press Photo into the near future. There have been many notable predecessors, but I look forward to working together with the fine staff and board—and their great partners—to make the organization flourish. I share World Press Photo’s commitment to photojournalism and documentary photography, and I believe just as strongly in the power and the value of visual storytelling.”

Lars Boering succeeds Michiel Munneke who stepped down as managing director at the beginning of November, after leading the organization for over a decade. Acting managing director Maarten Koets will remain in charge of operations until Boering joins the team in January 2015.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

Posted November 10 2014

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.