Documentary photographer and director Doug Menuez once stood at the North Pole, crossed the Sahara, had tea with Stalin’s daughter and held a chunk of Einstein’s brain. Quitting his blues band in 1981, he began his 40+ year career freelancing for Time, LIFE, Newsweek, Fortune, USA Today, the New York Times Magazine and many other publications. He covered the AIDS crisis, homelessness in America, politics, five Super Bowls and the Olympics.
His portrait assignments include Presidents Clinton and Bush, Sr. and Cate Blanchett, Lenny Kravitz, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall and Hugh Jackman. His award-winning advertising campaigns and projects for global brands include Chevrolet, FedEx, Leica, GE, Coca Cola, Emirates Airlines Microsoft. Menuez’ 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, The Epson Creativity Award, American Photography, the International Photography Awards, NY Photo Festival, Graphis, and Communication Arts. He’s had solo and group exhibits worldwide.
His fourth book, “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000,” by Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon’s photo book list and published in 6 countries and 17 languages. Over 100 million people around the world have seen the project through the book, exhibits, viral press and his talks. A exhibition of rare images of Silicon Valley’s greatest innovators, including Steve Jobs, as they changed our world, continues to travel.
His extensive archive of over two million images was acquired by Stanford University Libraries in 2004.