- A story in one picture, taken at Stanford University Memorial Courtyard in California’s Silicon Valley, August 2000.
Caption: Since moving to northern California in 1999, photographer Earl Belofsky has been documenting aspects of the dot-com life for a project he calls, “24–7”. This shot was taken early one Sunday afternoon near Memorial Church, a facility Stanford makes available to members of its community for weddings. The university has played a central role in the rise of Silicon Valley since graduates William Hewlett and David Packard, with the encouragement of legendary electrical engineering professor Frederick Terman, formed their company in a one-car Palo Alto garage in 1939.
About the photographer: Earl Belofsky specializes in social documentary projects. Previous subjects include children hospitalized with respiratory diseases in Denver and low-income families who migrated from the South and settled in and around Chicago.