High-level event photography
Brussels brings together high-level politicians, prime ministers and thought leaders from around the world to discuss and address important global issues. As an event photographer, it's my task to capture the moments of connectivity.
New Zealand negotiated a free trade agreement with the European Union in 2022. I had the privilege of following Jacinda Ardern with my camera on this iconic day. The prime minister was welcomed by Roberta Metsola and she had her historical meeting with Ursula von der Leyen at the European Commission.
During October 2022, I covered the ALDE Party Leaders Meeting as the event photographer. Support for Ukraine, towards the 2024 European election and more were discussed. Among those present were Prime Minister Mark Rutte (NL), Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (EE), Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (LU) and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (BE).
I had the chance to capture Prime Minister Chris Hipkins in Brussels, where he finalised a deal worth $1.8 billion annually for Kiwi exporters. Beyond the monetary benefits, this agreement strengthens ties amidst geopolitical tensions.