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Chris Boot at Columbia College Chicago

Thursday, April 2

6:00 pm

Columbia College Chicago, Stage Two 618 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd floor Chicago, IL


Chris Boot, executive director of Aperture Foundation, will deliver the Rubin Award Lecture at Columbia College Chicago. Boot will talk about his journey in photobooks as an editor and publisher, illustrating his lecture with projects he has worked on at Magnum Photos, Phaidon Press, his London-based publishing company Chris Boot Ltd., and Aperture. He will also discuss new models and approaches to photobook publishing now emerging.

Chris Boot became executive director of Aperture Foundation in 2010. Previously he was director of London’s Photo Co-op (since renamed Photofusion), an independent photography education center; director of Magnum Photos, first in London, and then in New York; and editorial director at Phaidon Press. His company Chris Boot Ltd., launched in 2001, published the award-winning photobooks Lodz Ghetto Album (2004) and Things as They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955 (2005). He is the author and editor of Magnum Stories (Phaidon, 2004).

This lecture is sponsored by The Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago.

Image: © Adam Krause

Chris Boot at Columbia College Chicago