A photographer captured portraits of underrepresented people working at Google, Facebook, and Apple
Originally posted at Insider by Leanna Garfield, Tech Insider Apr 5, 2016, 3:58 AM
Silicon Valley has a huge diversity problem.
According to reports released by the largest tech companies last year, the stats are pretty dismal. Women hold only 18% of Google’s tech jobs. Only 1% of Twitter employees are Black. At Facebook, barely 3% of workers are Hispanic.
Helena Price, a photographer who lives in San Francisco, captured this underrepresented slice of Silicon Valley. For her new project called “Techies,” she interviewed and took 100 portraits of coders, designers, and CEOs who work in tech and come from diverse backgrounds.
Launching today, it features an eclectic mix: women, people of color, immigrants, people without formal education, people over 5o, LGBTQ people, and the disabled.
She hopes to challenge stereotypes of those working in tech and encourage tech companies to hire and retain a more diverse workforce. All of the portraits are fair use.
“I created this with the hope people will take the content, digest it, tear it apart, analyze it, repurpose it, and build new things with it,” Price tells Tech Insider.