Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Douglas Menuez Photography Collection MSS.PHOTO.0451
MSS.PHOTO.0451  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (0.54 Mb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
Contains photographic materials, including prints, contact sheets, negatives and slides, relating to Menuez's documentation of major Silicon Valley companies, as well as to fine art book projects, photo essays and photo shoots for newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, annual reports and other commissioned work.
Background
Award-winning documentary photographer Douglas Menuez was born in Texas in 1957. He studied art and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University, and began his varied career shooting first for the Washington Post in 1981 followed by Time, Newsweek, Life, People, USA Today, Fortune Magazine and many other publications worldwide over the past twenty-five years. He’s covered major news stories including the famine in Ethiopia, the destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, drug wars, presidential campaigns, the Olympics, five Super Bowls and the World Series. His portraits of key figures range from Mother Teresa and Robert Redford, to President Clinton and Bill Gates. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Menuez pursued a long-term project documenting the rise of Silicon Valley behind the scenes. With unprecedented access to almost every major technology company, including Apple, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc and others, he covered digital pioneers such as Steve Jobs, Andy Grove, John Warnock, Bill Joy and John Doerr. Working first for Life Magazine, Menuez continued covering start-ups and established giants until the collapse of the dot.coms. This era was one of the most turbulent and significant--more jobs and wealth were created than ever before in human history. Menuez' advertising campaigns for global brands include Chevrolet, Nikon, Siemens, Hewlett Packard, Northwest Airlines, Coca Cola, Nokia, and Microsoft. His 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, Graphis, and Communication Arts. Menuez has had solo and group shows of his work in Milan, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and London. His most recent one-man shows include "Heaven, Earth, Tequila" at the Holbrook Arts Center, Millbrook, NY and "Transcendent Spirit" at Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles. Menuez' work 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 in 2002. In 1989, Menuez co-produced with David Elliott Cohen 15 Seconds: The Great California Earthquake of 1989, which raised over a half-million dollars for earthquake victims. In 1993, Menuez published Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, Beyond Words Press, which was named one of the best 100 books of the past five years by Graphis. Recent books include Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, Waterside Publishing, 2005, and Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda, Beaufort Books, NY, 2008, with all proceeds to help Ugandan AIDS orphans. Menuez is currently working on a new book and documentary film, Fearless Genius: A Visual Memoir of Silicon Valley. In 2009, Menuez formed Menuez Archive Projects, his exclusive boutique stock library featuring rights-managed images from his 30 years of award-winning imagery. Menuez currently lives in New York City with his wife and son. Text for Biographical Note from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Menuez www.menuez.com http://dougmenuez.com/
Extent
130.0 Linear feet (206 manuscript boxes, 104 flat boxes; 345,000 negatives/slides; 5 CD-ROMs)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Intellectual rights to the images reside with their creator, Douglas Menuez, or his heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
Availability
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. The following boxes containing negatives are CLOSED except to staff for duplication purposes: Series 3: Boxes 1-7 - Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 1. Series 5: Boxes 28-49, 55 - Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 5, Subseries 1. Jobs or Series 1, Subseries 1. Jobs (for Farallon). Series 6: Box 2 - Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 6, Subseries 1 and 2. The following boxes containing electronic media are CLOSED to researchers: Series 4: Box 1 - Materials on CD-ROM may require 2-4 weeks for reformatting. Hard drive is CLOSED to researchers, but the contents are available via Stanford's Image Gallery (http://collections.stanford.edu/images/bin/page?forward=home). Series 8: Boxes CM-1 and CM-2 - Materials on CDs may require 2-4 weeks for reformatting.