Yesterday was the day of the Signature of the New European Treaty in Lisbon “The Lisbon Treaty”
During all the Portuguese Presidency of European Union I was one of the four official photographers covering all of the meetings of this six months, and me in particular did all of them!!!
It was a lot of hard work, travelling, fun, experiences, stress, etc
During these six months of Presidency I photograph most of the important politicians from the world like Nicolas Sarkozy, Jose Barroso, Condolisa Rice, Gordon Brown, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Kofi Annan, Robert Mogabe, Lula da Silva, Javier Solana, among many others.
Of course one of the most important politicians during this presidency was the President-in-Office of the Council of the European Union also Prime Minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates. I photograph him in most of all the meetings he attended during these months and to close my work with a gold key my photograph of him yesterday wile he was waiting for the arrival of the European Ministers to “The Lisbon Treaty” ceremony and among thousands of photos from this event my photograpf was the Front Page on Jornal de Noticias, one of the biggest News Papers in Portugal.
A great end for me of these six months of hard work.
©Miguel A. Lopes
A IMAGEM: Martin Parr, 1997
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