Lars Boering

Managing Director World Press Photo Foundation, the Netherlands

Lars Boering was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1969 and studied Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam.

Beginning in 1998 he was a photo curator and later managing director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation, buying art and photography for their extensive collection. In 2008 Lars became an independent advisor and entrepreneur in photography and founded the Lux Photo Gallery.

As managing director of the Dutch Photographers’ Association, from 2010 to 2014, Lars advised photographers on copyright issues and entrepreneurial skills. In 2010 Lars co-founded the ‘Photography masterclass Amsterdam for advanced storytelling’ where he still teaches.

Lars has advised photographers about funding and their business models and has worked with several partners in the publishing and advertising industries. He has taught at academies throughout the world and has been involved as advisor and curator for festivals, museums, publishing houses and other institutions, and is an experienced keynote speaker and moderator at the highest levels.

Lars was appointed managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation in January 2015. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

Additional activities

  • Lars Boering consultancy (owner)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board - Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam (unpaid)
  • Member of the Advisory Board - For Hannah Foundation (unpaid)
  • Board member - Stichting Artes in Media (unpaid)
  • Board member - Stichting Fotobeheer Hannes Wallrafen (unpaid)
  • Member of the Advisory Board - Stichting Zilveren Camera (unpaid)

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