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. In 2001, Boot started his own London-based company Chris Boot Ltd., publishing photobooks, including two ICP Infinity Award winners, Lodz Ghetto Album (2004) and Things as They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955 (2005).
Other titles published by Boot include History by Luc Delahaye, Mexico and Parrworld by Martin Parr (both co-published with Aperture), Infidel by Tim Hetherington and Where Children Sleep by James Mollison. He is also the author and editor of Magnum Stories (Phaidon, 2004).