Lars Boering

director European Journalism Centre

Lars Boering is the director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit working to support, strengthen and develop journalism.

In previous roles he has been actively involved with journalism, photography and art. He was Managing Director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation and in 2008 became an independent advisor and entrepreneur. As Managing Director of the Dutch Photographers’ Association, from 2010 to 2014, Lars advised photojournalists on copyright issues and entrepreneurial skills.

As of 2015 he led the World Press Photo Foundation and has transformed it into an organisation that is more than a contest, becoming a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. He has taught at academies throughout the world and has been involved as advisor for festivals, contests and other institutions. He is an experienced keynote speaker and moderator who believes lifelong learning is a necessity and a joy.

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