Managing Director Lars Boering from World Press Photo reflects on the importance of archiving and sharing photos.
Lars Boering was born 1969 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and studied Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. From 1998 he was curator and later managing director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation, buying photography for their large collection. In 2008 Boering became an independent advisor and entrepreneur in photography and founded Lux Photo Gallery. He has advised photographers about funding and business opportunities, and has worked with several partners in the publishing and advertising industries. In 2010 Boering co-founded the ‘Photography masterclass Amsterdam for advanced storytelling’ where he still teaches. He has taught at masterclasses and academies throughout the world, and has been involved as curator for festivals, museums, publishing houses and other institutions, producing artwork and exhibitions for them. As managing director of the Dutch Photographers’ association (FotografenFederatie) from 2010 to 2014, Boering advised photographers on copyright issues and entrepreneurial skills. He was appointed managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation in January 2015. Lars Boering lives in Amsterdam with his wife, two sons and a daughter.