Thursday, April 7, 2016

How a Photographer's Project Is Highlighting Diverse 'Techies' - FORTUNE

by Kia Kokalitcheva
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A photography project shares the stories 100 members of the tech community.

Helena Price was always drawn to technology, even while growing up in her small town in North Carolina. But she didn’t discover the mechanics of the industry behind some of her favorite services like AOL’s AIM chat until she got to college and eventually joined a couple of startups after graduation. Worse: She spent years feeling like an outsider because everyone she met had fancy pedigrees and degrees from prestigious schools.

But fast forward to today, and Price is a sought after photographer living in San Francisco who has worked with the who’s who of the tech industry. Her camera has seen the offices of every major company including Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Instagram, Airbnb, and Microsoft.