April 7, 2016
Techies, the well-anticipated spotlighting project launched by Helena Price, has launched.
The series focuses on portraits of underrepresented voices within tech. Ranging across many subcultures, Price has been able to photograph and interview more than 100 tech innovators, each with their own perspectives and stories to take in.
The project was organized and created by Helena Price, a commercial, editorial, and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. By 25, she had left her rising Silicon Valley career to pursue photography full-time. In just two years' time, she has worked with a number of larger brands, including Facebook and Google.
When she took to Medium to write more in-depth about her decision to launch Techies, she writes:
“I started this project with two main goals: I wanted to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech. I also wanted to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated.”
The subjects range in representation, including “women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBTQIA, working parents, those with disabilities, [and others]”. In addition to the variety of subjects spotlighted, the Techies site is designed to be interactive with user engagement. Site users can choose their own path, incorporating the filters to narrow their search for specific interviews.
Price's goal is that this project will be shared “as far as it can go”, showcasing the power of community when it comes to proper representation for those within tech.
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