Contains photographic materials, including prints, contact sheets, negatives and slides, relating to Menuez's documentation
of major Silicon Valley companies, as well as to fine art book projects, photo essays and photo shoots for newspapers, magazines,
advertising campaigns, annual reports and other commissioned work.
Award-winning documentary photographer Douglas Menuez was born in Texas in 1957. He studied art and photography at the San
Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University, and began his varied career shooting first for the
Washington Post in 1981 followed by
Fortune Magazine and many other publications worldwide over the past twenty-five years. He’s covered major news stories including the famine
in Ethiopia, the destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, drug wars, presidential campaigns, the Olympics, five Super Bowls
and the World Series. His portraits of key figures range from Mother Teresa and Robert Redford, to President Clinton and Bill
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Menuez pursued a long-term project documenting the rise of Silicon Valley behind the scenes.
With unprecedented access to almost every major technology company, including Apple, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc and
others, he covered digital pioneers such as Steve Jobs, Andy Grove, John Warnock, Bill Joy and John Doerr. Working first for
Life Magazine, Menuez continued covering start-ups and established giants until the collapse of the dot.coms. This era was one of the most
turbulent and significant--more jobs and wealth were created than ever before in human history.
Menuez' advertising campaigns for global brands include Chevrolet, Nikon, Siemens, Hewlett Packard, Northwest Airlines, Coca
Cola, Nokia, and Microsoft. His work has been honored by many organizations, including the Kelly Awards, The AOP London, The
Cannes Festival, The One Show, The Art Director's Club of NY, Photo District News, The Epson Creativity Award, American Photography,
Graphis, and Communication Arts.
Menuez has had solo and group shows of his work in Milan, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and London. His most recent
one-man shows include "Heaven, Earth, Tequila" at the Holbrook Arts Center, Millbrook, NY and "Transcendent Spirit" at Farmani
Gallery, Los Angeles.
Menuez' work has also been featured in nine of the bestselling
Day in the Life books, including the cover of
A Day in the Life of Africa in 2002. In 1989, Menuez co-produced with David Elliott Cohen
15 Seconds: The Great California Earthquake of 1989, which raised over a half-million dollars for earthquake victims. In 1993, Menuez published
Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, Beyond Words Press, which was named one of the best 100 books of the past five years by Graphis. Recent books include
Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, Waterside Publishing, 2005, and
Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda, Beaufort Books, NY, 2008, with all proceeds to help Ugandan AIDS orphans. Menuez is currently working on a new book and
Fearless Genius: A Visual Memoir of Silicon Valley.
In 2009, Menuez formed Menuez Archive Projects, his exclusive boutique stock library featuring rights-managed images from
his 30 years of award-winning imagery.
Menuez currently lives in New York City with his wife and son.
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