Lars Boering, the director of World Press Photo explains the forensic side of discovering fake and manipulated photos.
Technology allows us to do many things but also to find out if images are fake or not.
In the age of computational imagery how should we move forward?
All of us, professionals or not, are now competing with social media platforms acting as the go-to source for news and everyone is looking for trusted sources. What influence does this have on ethics, editorial decisions and your business?
The seminar will look at the role technology plays in media as well as photography's fallen status as an object of proof.
It will also introduce the Four Corners project. By using the project participants of the seminar are encouraged to bring a digital photo that can be part of the Four corners website (https://fourcornersproject.org/en/). The project is an original idea by Fred Ritchin (dean of ICP New York ) and is supported by World Press Photo foundation
Lars Boering was born 1969 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and studied Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam.
From 1998 he was photo curator and later managing director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation, buying art and 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 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.
In 2010 Boering co-founded the ‘Photography masterclass Amsterdam for advanced storytelling’ where he still teaches. Boering is an experienced keynote speaker and moderator at the highest levels. As managing director of the Dutch Photographers’ association, 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.