POV: Photographing World Leaders at the G7 Summit


The 41st G7 summit was just held in Schloss Elmau, Germany, where a group of the world’s most powerful heads of state came together to talk about economic issues. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work as a photographer in a room with presidents, prime ministers, and chancellors, we’ve got a first-person view for you to experience.

Here’s a fascinating 37-second video that was just published by Bundesregierung, the Cabinet of Germany. It shows a first-person point of view recorded with a GoPro mounted to the DSLR of an official photographer:

Nicht stören – aber alles im Blick haben! Immer muss es schnell gehen, wenn die Fotografen der Bundesregierung die Arbeit der Chefs dokumentieren. Wir haben unserem Kollegen eine Videokamera auf die Fotokamera gesetzt. Der Auftakt zum zweiten #G7-Gipfeltag, aus exklusiver Perspektive.

Posted by Bundesregierung on Monday, June 8, 2015

A quick glimpse of the photographer and camera can be seen at the end of the video as the leaders begin one of their meetings:


In case you’re wondering, the heads of state were Barack Obama of the US, David Cameron of the UK, Angela Merkel of Germany, François Hollande of France, Stephen Harper of Canada, Shinzō Abe of Japan, and Matteo Renzi of Italy.