In January 2016, Helena Price, a talented San Francisco photographer and former meme, set out to do a photo project involving Silicon Valley. The result, just three months later, is Techies, a beautiful portrait series that shares the stories of people working in technology who may be less represented in the general conversation and seeks to paint a more complete picture of those who work in the industry.
Techies is a portrait project focused on sharing stories of tech employees in Silicon Valley. We cover subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited to) women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, disabled, etc. The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. We believe storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.
photos by Helena Price