Science Fairs are Not Not Boring
My latest assignment was to cover the ExxonMobil Texas Science & Engineering Fair, which was held in San Antonio last weekend. Before you get excited and start building images in your mind of some awesome super-science tradeshow that would attract the likes of Doctors Manhattan and Venture, don’t bother. I’m talking about the kind that is populated by middle and high school students from all over the state, the winners of their respective regional science fairs.
My client was the PR firm handling the show for ExxonMobil. Very nice people, and to tell you the truth, I quite enjoyed the fair, being a huge science geek myself. My job was to follow around the VIPs from ExxonMobil and the University of Texas to document their presence to market the event. However, I found myself wanting to hang out at the booths to talk about experiments with some of the students, who were very very smart kids who had done some really hard work on their projects (The study of copepods for the purpose of curing cancer? What? Yes.). But I didn’t do that, because I was there to shoot. And, I managed to find a few rather interesting frames as well.
They all involve chairs.