I got my start in photojournalism and spent years working for Columbia University as a photographer, doing mostly documentary work, so I’m glad to intersperse my wedding work with institutional clients, and particularly my undergraduate alma mater and frequent client Fordham University. And there’s nothing more fun in the corporate photography world than being handed a broad assignment with “tell a good story.” So I had a great time covering the recent “Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.” Fordham did their best to make this a great experience for the kids while keeping the cogs of the university turning, with tours and events all over campus to show them different facets of Fordham professional life. Here is a sample of the day:
Students wander the halls of WFUV, Fordham’s acclaimed radio station
Students, with new t-shirts, watch a chemistry demonstration
Goggles upon glasses.
A student makes sure his work is right as they test acids versus bases.
Students make their own races during the roll call.
Doing their best to put themselves in sugar shock at a “Make Your Own Cupcake” station
Students race at the ROTC demonstration
Reporting for duty