I was contacted by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) to take pictures during a small event entitled: Parliamentarians meeting on reproductive health supplies. This meeting happened in the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel in Brussels.

Covering this meeting with my photography was a great challenge, as many conditions were not very favorable. For example, the light wasn’t very good, and the day outside was very bright, bringing lots of light from a single side source while the rest of the room was dark. Also, meetings can be very static and even if some speakers are very enthusiastic, it can all be very passive.

In this case however, the dynamics of the audience and the event were not static which made it more appealing to photograph. The audience was certainly involved and engaged, constantly participating with passion.

Conference Photography: Two guests networking during a meeting for the EPF in Brussels
Two guests networking before the meeting started
Conference Photography: Closeup of Petra De Sutter as she speaks during a meeting for the EPF
Petra De Sutter talks to the audience as she opens the meeting
Conference Photography: General overview of the room during a meeting for the EPF in Brussels
General overview of the room
Conference Photography: One of the guests explains her point of view during a meeting for the EPF
One of the guests explains her point of view to the rest of the audience

As the event went by, more photographic opportunities became available and the topics evolved in very interesting ways. I wanted to show a meeting in a way that visitors could visually appreciate.

Conference Photography: General overview of the room during a meeting for the EPF in Brussels
A general overview of the room
Conference Photography: A speaker engages the audience during a meeting for the EPF in Brussels
One of the speakers as he takes the floor and engages the audience during his presentation
Conference Photography: Close up of Neil Datta speaking to the audience during a meeting for the EPF
Closeup of Neil Datta, as he engages the audience
Conference Photography: Close up of the brochure given to the visitors during a meeting for the EPF
Closeup of the brochure that was given to the guests

After the initial presentations and discussions, more time was devoted to a couple of round tables where almost all attendees had a chance to share their thoughts.

Conference Photography: A guest standing speaks to the audience during a meeting for the EPF
A guest intervenes during the Q&A session before the meeting comes to an end
Conference Photography: Closeup of a guest speaking during a meeting for the EPF in Brussels
One of the guests intervenes with the rest of the audience
Conference Photography: Closeup of a guest as he speaks during a meeting for the EPF in Brussels
One of the speakers engages as he takes on the floor
Conference Photography: Closeup of a guest smiling as she listens during a meeting for the EPF
Attendees smile as they listen to the final speech before closing the meeting

These photos were taken in Brussels on Monday, March 19, 2018 in a photography assignment for the EPF in the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel in Brussels.

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