Techies is one photographers mission to tell the stories of Silicon Valleys minorities, and to disrupt your notion of what a tech employee looks like
Prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently wrote that software coding is quite possibly the most inviting, all-inclusive profession ever and linked to a study reporting that many coders are self taught. What he didnt notification: the study also says the profession is 92.8% men.
Helena Price, a photographer and former startup employee, is on Monday launching the largest oral history of discrimination in Silicon Valley a series of 100 portraits of techies who fall into those forgotten categories.
In portraits and long interviews, she profiles the black coders, girls, and older techies who have been pushed to the fringes of the boom and some, such as Pinterests Tracy Chou and investors Om Malik and Tristan Walker who have induced it to the center.
I opted the title techie because its negative. Its kind of derogatory. I expect people to roll their eyes, Price said. I want people to see that word and then this grid of faces. I love that it fucks with your head.
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