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.
About World Press Photo
The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting visual journalism. Through one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, an exhibition seen by more than four million people worldwide each year, and extensive research and training programs, we strive to inspire, engage, educate, and support both visual journalists and their global audience with fresh insights and new perspectives.
Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. There are also a range of collaborations with the World Press Photo Associates, the Friends of World Press Photo, and other partners.