Next up, Ogilvy Entertainment to produce the Fearless Genius documentary, TV/Web Series, Traveling Exhbition, Education Program and more. Updates soon.
FORTUNE MAGAZINE SERIES:
EG8 CONFERENCE, MONTEREY
TEDX BEACON STREET, BOSTON
SF GATE ARTICLE: FEARLESS GENIUS: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN SILICON VALLEY, 1985-2000
DOUG INTERVIEWED BY ASMP FOR THEIR 2013 FALL BULLETIN ISSUE’S “EXTRAORDINARY MEMBERS” FEATURE
FEARLESS GENIUS EXHIBIT OPENS IN BARCELONA THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
FEARELSSS GENIUS EXHIBIT OPENS AT COALMINE GALLERY IN WINTERTHUR, GERMANY
“FEARLESS GENIUS” EXHIBITION TO BE FEATURED AT VISA POUR L’IMAGE AT PERPIGNAN SEPTEMBER 2012
OCTOBER 2011 DOUG MODERATING PANEL AT PDN PHOTOPLUS EXPO 10/27/11. “CREATIVE LONGEVITY: A CONVERSATION WITH FOUR LIVING MASTERS” FEATURING MARY ELLEN MARK, JAY MAISEL, DOUGLAS KIRKLAND, AND DUANE MICHALS.
OCTOBER 2011: DOUG IS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THIS YEAR’S EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP
JULY 2011 DOUG MENEUZ’ IMAGES FROM ICONOCLASTS SELECTED FOR THE PDN FACES CONTEST, VISIBLE IN THE AUGUST ISSUE OF PDN
MAY 2011 DOUG MENUEZ TO GIVE SPEECH AT SEE CONFERENCE
MARCH 2011 DOUG MENUEZ TO TEACH AT THE PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL
FEB 18 2010 MENUEZ ARCHIVE PROJECTS HOLDS LAUNCH PART AT NEW STUDIO IN NEW YORK CITY. Over 200 people attend the invitation-only event, to celebrate the launch of Menuez’ boutique stock agency.
JAN 25 2010 DOUG MENUEZ LAUNCHES BOUTIQUE STOCK SITE
Menuez Archive Projects connects creative’s with exclusive, emotional imagery. Award-winning photographer Doug Menuez is launching a boutique stock site offering exclusive access to commercial, editorial, and fine-art imagery from throughout his extraordinary career.
Nov 17 2009 DOUG MENUEZ SPEAKS AT TEDX CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Doug Menuez was invoted to the prestigious TEDX Conference in San Francisco to preview his upcoming book and film project “Fearless Genius” which is based on his 15 year photo essay documenting the leading innovators of Silicon Valley during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
AUGUST 22-24 CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP: ART VS COMMERCE
Back for the third year in a row due to popular demand! In this two-day workshop you will learn strategies to find the balance between personal and commercial work in order to build a satisfying creative life in photography for the long term. For more information go to:
EMIRATES CAMPAIGN BREAKS: MEET DUBAI WORLDWIDE AD CAMPAIGN
The new Emirates Airline worldwide ad campaign “meet Dubai” is 18 ads created by Leo Burnett Dubai is breaking country by county world-wide. Leo Burnett reports the campaign is already generating a lot of positive press.
THE ZEN OF FILM VS DIGITAL GRATIFICATION
Blog post goes viral! Go Fast, Don’t Crash, the new blog goes viral after the success of a recent post on the Zen of Film cs. Digital Gratification receives over 12,000 hits! “mulling it over, I couldn’t articulate it fully but definitely, I knew I had become lazy, really lazy. A spectacular sloth by the standards of shooting film. Film is hard. Film is a stone cold unforgiving killing bastard. Film is once in a lifetime, no excuses. F8 and really, really be there: ready, steady, in focus, correct exposure, and pressing the shutter in sync with life.”
Ron Dawson is the rarest of talents- he has built a career and business around his passion and is a special example of how to merge art and commerce to live your dreams. An exceptionally gifted and accomplished writer, director, and award-winning video producer, speaker, instructor, and columnist, Ron also conducts some of the most useful and interesting interviews with photographers I’ve come across. Check out his show F Stop Beyond: The EXPERIENCE. Ron asks all the right questions, getting photographers to open up and delve into the deeper issues behind the work. And that’s what he did with me, pushing me to question my own beliefs and understanding the issues. Everything is changing so fast these days, the more discussion the better it seems to me, and Ron helps focus the discussion around how to maintain creativity while surviving these times.
EP RESOURCES- DOUG MENUEZ ON CHAOS, FEAR, SURVIVAL & LUCK: LONGEVITY IS THE ANSWER
This topic is what I teach in my workshops at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and Santa Fe Workshops, called “Art vs. Commerce” and is also something very core to what many mid career photographers are struggling with.
The Computer History Museum
Mountain View, Ca., July 9 - September 7, 2014
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Bridgewater University, Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, Modern Traditions
Curated by Jay Block 02-2014
Barcelona, La Virreina Centre de la Image, Fearless Genius 06-2013
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Winterthur Switzerland, CoalMine Gallery, Fearless Genius 04-2013
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Moscow, Multimedia Art Museum, Fearless Genius 03-2013
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Shenyang Photography Festival, (Shenyang, China) Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution Silicon Valley 1985-2000, September 2013.
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Bergomot Station, Santa Monica, Ca., July, 2014 Book signing, talk, pop-up prints
News - Peter Fetterman
Stanford University d.School (Stanford, CA): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. February, 2013.
Lianzhou International Photography Festival. (Lianzhou, China): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. December, 2012.
Visa Pour L’Image (Perpignan, France): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. September, 2012.
9th China Photographic Arts Festival (Wudang Mountain, China): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. May, 2012.
- Wallace L. Anderson Gallery (Bridgewater, MA): New Traditions. January, 2014.
- La Virreina Centre de la Image (Barcelona, Spain): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. June, 2013.
- CoalMine Gallery (Winterthur, Switzerland): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. April, 2013.
- Stanford University Design School (Stanford, CA): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. March 2013.
- Holbrook Art Center (Millbrook, NY): Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, April, 2007.
- Farmani Gallery (Los Angeles, CA): Infinite City, Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda, May, 2007.
- Studio B Gallery (Woodstock, NY): Infinite City: A Walk Around New York, August, 2007.
- Innova Gallery Photokina (Cologne, Germany) Selected Works. October, 2006.
- Mexican Cultural Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Washington, DC): Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, May, 2005.
- Farmani Gallery (Los Angeles, CA): Lucky Shots, May, 2004.
- Digital Soup Gallery (San Francisco, CA) My Year in The Wilderness. July, 1997.
- Shenyang Photography Festival, (Shenyang, China) Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution Silicon Valley 1985-2000, September 2013.
- Stanford University d.School (Stanford, CA): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. February, 2013.
- Lianzhou International Photography Festival. (Lianzhou, China): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. December, 2012.
- Visa Pour L’Image (Perpignan, France): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. September, 2012.
- 9th China Photographic Arts Festival (Wudang Mountain, China): Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000. May, 2012.
- Moscow Photobiennale (Moscow, Russia): Fearless Genius. March-May, 2012.
- Fast Ashley’s Studios (Williamsburg, NYC): America, April, 2009.
- Farmani Gallery (New York, NY): IPA/Lucie Awards Exhibition. October, 2008.
- Splashlight Studio (New York, NY): IPA/Lucie Awards Exhibition. October, 2007.
- Grand Central Station (New York, NY): A Day in the Life of Africa Traveling exhibit. 2002.
- Here Is New York Gallery (New York, NY): Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs. 2001.
- Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY): Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs. February, 2002.
- Corcoran Gallery (Washington, DC): Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs. September, 2002.
- Photographer’s Gallery (London): AOP Open Awards. 2000.
- Eye Gallery (San Francisco, CA) Five Photojournalists. 1989.
Doug Menuez is an award-winning photographer whose career over 30 years has ranged from photo journalism to commissioned work, personal book projects and documentary film. The driving concern of all his work is to explore and reflect the realities of the human condition. After launching his career as a photojournalist in 1981 at The Washington Post, he became a regular assignment photographer for Time, Newsweek, LIFE, USA Today, Fortune, and many other publications worldwide. Menuez has photographed at the North Pole, crossed the Sahara and explored the Amazon. His subjects have included the Ethiopian famine, the Olympics, and the AIDS crisis. He covered five Super Bowls, five World Series and the 1984 Olympics.
He gained exclusive, unprecedented access to record the rise of Silicon Valley from 1985-2000 and documented the private daily lives of its most brilliant innovators, including three years with Steve Jobs, as well as covering Bill Gates, John Warnock, Carol Bartz, Andy Grove, John Sculley, Bill Joy, and John Doerr during an era when more jobs and wealth were created than at any time in human history. His many portrait assignments range from Hollywood notables such as Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, and Robert Redford, to Mother Teresa and President’s Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Menuez’ work has won numerous awards over the years and 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, NY Photo Festival, Graphis, and Communication Arts. Menuez has been exhibited in solo and group shows worldwide and 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 . His commissioned campaigns for global brands include Chevrolet, Emirates Airlines, GE, Siemens, GE, Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Nokia, Samsung, and Microsoft.
Menuez’ books include the bestseller, 15 Seconds: The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1989, coproduced with David Elliott Cohen, which generated more than five hundred thousand dollars in relief money for earthquake victims, Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton , Beyond Words Publishing, 1993, Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México , Waterside Press, 2005 and Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda , from Beaufort Books, NY, 2008, with an introduction by Dame Elizabeth Taylor, and has raised over one hundred thousand dollars to date for Ugandan AIDS orphans. Stanford University Library acquired his extensive archive of over 1 million photographs for their collection. His next project, Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution 1985-2000 will be published in May 2014 by Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint and is in production as a film, app, exhibit and non-profit education program. The first exhibition of Fearless Genius opened in Moscow at the Multimedia Arts Museum Photo biennale in March 2012 and continues to travel worldwide. Menuez is on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Woodstock Center for Photography and divides his time between New York City and the Hudson Valley.
DOUG INTERVIEWED ABOUT FEARLESS GENIUS FOR FORTUNE To watch the video, click here >>
DOUG ON C-SPAN BOOKTV.ORG SPEAKING AT THE COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM To watch the video, click here >>
DOUG SPEAKS AT THE EG8 CONFERENCE To watch the video, click here >>
DOUG INTERVIEWED ABOUT FEARLESS GENIUS FOR AI-AP DART To read the interview, click here>>
DOUG SPEAKS AT TEDX BEACON STREET To watch the video, click here >>
DOUG FEATURED AS ASMP EXTRAORDINARY MEMBER, FALL, 2013 To read the interview, click here>>
DOUG INTERVIEWED ON SWISS RADIO ABOUT FEARLESS GENIUS To hear the interview, click here>>
DOUG INTERVIEWED ABOUT FEARLESS GENIUS ON RUSSIAN TV To see the article and watch the interview, click here >>
FEARLESS GENIUS FEATURED ON WIRED RAW FILE BLOG To see the article, click here>>
FEARLESS GENIUS FEATURED ON NYT LENS BLOG To see the article, click here>>
DOUG INTERVIEWED BY ROGER OVERALL To listen to the interview, click here>>
DOUG INTERVIEWED BY RUSSIAN PRESS ABOUT HIS EXHIBITION IN MOSCOW To read the article and watch the interview, click here>>
From the incredible response I’ve received from my recent essay in EP ON CHAOS, FEAR, SURVIVAL & LUCK | DOUG MENUEZ 2.0: GO FAST, DON'T CRASH, it’s clear there is a hunger out there for information, ideas and strategies for building a creatively satisfying life as a photographer. I’ve got enough scars on my ass at this point to have learned a thing or two, and I’ll certainly share what I’ve learned in these pages. Occasionally I’ll touch on gear or technique but mostly I’m interested in expanding the dialog about balancing art and commerce that I’ve been teaching in my workshops and lectures to a wider audience.
The root of my quest to find balance– peace of mind really– was the inevitable result of living decades going from shoot to shoot in a hyper-compressed, super rushed, mad, fun, chaotic road trip of a life.
There was a price to pay for that: burnout. So, haunted by Socrates admonition about the unexamined life I’ll use this blog as a catalyst to remember my past. I have to do this in order to prepare for the best, next phase of my life and work. So I’ll be sharing stories from the road that usually only my friends and family would be subjected to at dinner—lucky for you escape is a click away. These stories will be at least as true as any other memoir I can think of, and truer than most. And perhaps they can serve as flares fired in the night for younger shooters, marking out what mistakes to truly avoid.
I hope you find my experiences useful and that you’ll post a comment or drop me an email.
Menuez Archive Projects was formed as a boutique stock agency in 2009 to serve the advertising and design communities with rights-managed imagery created by Doug Menuez. Reviewing over 30 years of timeless images for commercial and advertising relevancy, we culled highlights from an entire career of story-telling. Spanning successful careers in photojournalism, advertising and fine art image-making, the body of work presented here for the first time in one place shares a common perspective and vision. By reflecting Doug's narrative approach to image creation, the images stand independently as powerful documentary elements.
Taken together, the images represent entire stories and are often presented as such in addition to traditional thematic groupings. The archive is decidedly not retrospective, however. Fresh new images are being created on a regular basis to respond to current demands and trends. All share the same unique point-of-view that has been a constant through-line in a long and varied career.
The Douglas Menuez Photography Collection at Stanford University Libraries is the complete archive of award-winning documentary photographer Douglas Menuez. The archive includes Menuez's editorial photojournalism and fine art documentary work as well his commercial projects. Included in the archive of over 1.5 million images are more than 250,000 photographs documenting the rise of Silicon Valley. These photographs focus primarily on the computer and semiconductor industries, venture capital deals, startups, and Internet companies. Menuez had virtually unlimited behind-the-scenes access for these photographs.
Some of the photographs have been published in national magazines, including Fortune, Time, and Newsweek but many are available only in this collection.Please note that the digitized images represent just a sample from the collection.