Behind the image of a region glittering with the promise of innovation and wealth, another Silicon Valley exists, one segregated by race, class, and nationality in complex and contradictory ways. With arresting photography from acclaimed photographer Mary Beth Meehan and intimate stories and interviews with Silicon Valley culture expert Fred Turner, "Seeing Silicon Valley" makes this hidden world visible. Instead of young entrepreneurs striving for efficiency in minimalist corporate campuses, we see portraits of struggle--families displaced by an impossible real estate market, workers striving for a living wage, and communities harmed by environmental degradation.
Mary Beth Meehan is a photographer known for her large-scale, community-based portraiture centered around questions of representation, visibility, and social equity in the United States. Fred Turner is a Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University.