Behind the Lens

Alec Soth Documents Life in Silicon Valley (Photos)

Photographer Alec Soth gained access to the global technology giants’ campuses to document real life in the center of modern innovation.

©Alec Soth

© Alec Soth

Quick Fix Computer Sales & Services, Mountain View, 2013; inkjet print; 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

© Alec Soth

Facebook main campus, Menlo Park, 2013; inkjet print; 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

© Alec Soth

Round Table Pizza, Santa Clara, 2013; inkjet print; 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

© Alec Soth

Valentine’s Day “Falling in Love with Ukrainian Startups” meet-and-greet, Redwood City, 2013; inkjet print; 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

© Alec Soth

Google Campus, Mountain View, 2013; inkjet print; 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

© Alec Soth

Ten-week-old Gaia. The Googleplex, Mountain View, 2013; inkjet print; 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm); commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art