Aperture Foundation Appoints New Executive Director
The Board of Trustees of the Aperture Foundation announced today that Chris Boot, a veteran in the field of photography, has been appointed Executive Director, Aperture Foundation.
Mr. Boot has had a long and distinguished career in photography and photobook publishing. He worked for Magnum Photos from 1990-98, including as Director of Magnum, London, and, later, Magnum, New York. Subsequently he held the position of Editorial Director at Phaidon Press from 1998 until 2000. In 2001, Mr. Boot started his own company Chris Boot Ltd., based in London to work on projects independently, producing exhibitions and publishing his own list of books. Over the past eight years he has published many acclaimed photobooks, ranging from contemporary titles that push the boundaries of the medium, to books that provide a fresh perspective on the history of photography.
Mr. Boot has a BA in Photography with Distinction from the Polytechnic of Central London, and a BA in English Literature with Honors from the Royal Holloway College, University of London.
“I’m delighted to welcome Chris Boot to Aperture,” says Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Chairman of the Board, Aperture. “His vast experience working in photography in a variety of positions, including as editor and publisher, and his passion for and knowledge of photography, makes him uniquely qualified to set Aperture’s course for the future as Aperture gears up to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2012.”
Mr. Boot will join Aperture in January of 2011.
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