Biography

Doug Menuez is an award-winning photographer whose career has ranged from photojournalism to commissioned work, monographs, and documentary film. The driving concern of all his work is to explore and reflect the realities of the human condition. He has shot campaigns for global brands such Chevrolet, Nikon, Siemens, Eventbrite, Montefiore Health System, Hewlett-Packard, Northwest Airlines, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Microsoft, and the Sundance Channel, portraits for a wide range of national magazines, and image libraries for Charles Schwab, FedEx, the Robin Hood Foundation, and many others. “I’m all about storytelling, and I’m a student of human behavior,” says Doug, “so my pictures express an emotional aspect of the human experience. And this gives them an authenticity that allows people to relate to my subjects.”

In 2014, Simon & Schuster published a monograph of Doug’s groundbreaking series documenting the rise of Silicon Valley. Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985 to 2000 features images produced while Doug had unprecedented access to Silicon Valley’s most brilliant innovators, including Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, John Warnock, and John Doerr. The work has since been widely published and exhibited around the world, and Doug has been interviewed about the project by the BBC, MSNBC, Wired, Fortune, and many others. His archive of more than 1 million Silicon Valley photographs now resides in the Douglas Menuez Collection at Stanford University Library, and he is currently developing a film, app, and nonprofit educational program inspired by the project.

Doug’s work has been honored many times, including by the Kelly Awards, the AOP London, the Cannes Festival, the One Show, the Art Directors Club of New York, PDN, American Photography, Graphis, and Communication Arts. It has also been featured in nine of the bestselling Day in the Life volumes, and his books include Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton in 1993, Heaven, Earth,Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México in 2005, and Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda in 2008. He is on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Woodstock Center for Photography in New York and divides his time between New York City and the Hudson Valley.

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