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BOOT, Chris

Chris BootBorn in 1960 in Shropshire, UK.

Lives and works in New York.


Chris Boot is the executive director of the Aperture Foundation—a role he began in January 2011 after ten years of working as an independent publisher. Under his own imprint, Chris Boot Ltd, he published over forty titles including History by Luc Delahaye (2004), Lodz Ghetto Album: Photographs by Henryk Ross (2004), Things as They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955(2005), The Memory of Pablo Escobar by James Mollison (2007), Beaufort West by Mikhael Subotzky (2008) and Infidel by Tim Hetherington (2010).

From 1998 to 2000 Boot worked as editorial director of Phaidon Press, where he commissioned such titles as Martin Parr’s Boring Postcards and The Photo Book—A History. Before that, Boot worked for Magnum Photos for eight years, including as director of its London and New York offices. He is also the author and editor of Magnum Stories (Phaidon, 2004).


Chris Boot was a nominator for the 2011 Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles. He nominated the following artists: Christopher Clary; David Horvitz and Penelope Umbrico.