Doug Menuez will discuss his latest book – “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000. Shooting behind the scenes at the leading technological innovators of the digital era for over a decade, Doug’s account provides a visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom.
Presenters: Doug Menuez
Moderators: Kristina Feliciano
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
Doug Menuez will discuss his latest book – “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000. Shooting behind the scenes at the leading technological innovators of the digital era for over a decade, Doug’s account provides a visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom. Gaining unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and over 70 of his most famous counterparts, he was able to document how they created today’s digital world. The growth of transformational technology during this singular era has led to the creation of more jobs and wealth than any time in human history. And Menuez was there, witness to a global revolution.
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 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 Bush, Sr. and Clinton, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall and Hugh Jackman. His award-winning advertising campaigns and corporate projects for global brands include Chevrolet, FedEx, Leica, GE, Chevron, HP, Coca Cola, Emirates Airlines, Charles Schwab and 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, Photo District News, The Epson Creativity Award, American Photography, the International Photography Awards, NY Photo Festival, Graphis, and Communication Arts.
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 was published in the US, Japan, the UK, South Korea, Taiwan and China and translated into 17 languages. Over 100 million people worldwide have seen the project through the book, exhibits, viral press and talks. A fine art 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 one million images was acquired by Stanford University Libraries in 2004. Doug divides his time between the Hudson Valley and NYC.
Kristina Feliciano is the creative director of Stockland Martel, a New York–based agency representing photographers and stylists. Her job requires being a brand journalist, ideas person, strategist, and creative decision-maker all in one. She is also an artist who works in collage and photography for her own pleasure, and genuinely admires the photographers who put themselves out there in pursuit of a career doing what they love.