Doug Menuez
Doug Menuez
Doug Menuez
Doug Menuez
Doug Menuez

For fifteen years I documented the efforts of a secretive tribe of engineers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley during the digital revolution as they created technology that would change our culture, our behavior and challenge what it means to be human.

It began in 1985 when I gained access to document Steve Jobs with his team for LIFE Magazine as they built a new computer from birth to product launch. Because Steve trusted me, everyone did and I expanded my project to include every major innovator of the era.

Steve was an avatar for a new generation of idealists flooding Silicon Valley. Through Steve, I wanted to gain insights into who these people were and to understand his process of innovation. They appeared to have this tremendous potential to “change everything” through the power of their ideas- they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

Artist Bios

  • Doug Menuez

    Doug Menuez

    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.


Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000

 archive : 2014

Featuring: Doug Menuez

Curated by: Robert Peacock

Presented by: Flipboard
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Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000

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