When Lars Boering became Managing Director of World Press Photo in 2015, the organisation was at something of a crossroads.

Its annual Photo Contest continued to be one of the most high profile and sought after awards schemes in the business. But other areas of activity were receiving less attention, both internally and externally.

And, perhaps most importantly, at a time of seismic changes in the world of photography, the organisation was not seen as an innovator or a leader in addressing those changes.

Lars arrived with the vision of a much wider remit: to educate and inspire photographers, as well as to honour them, and to become a voice in the various debates that will shape the future of the industry.

In conversation with Image Republiq, he looks at how World Press Photo is being reformed and reinvigorated, at what has already been achieved and at what still needs to be done.