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Douglas Menuez


Doug Menuez began his varied career in 1981 as a photojournalist at the Washington Post, then as a freelancer for Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine and many other publications worldwide.

He documented the Ethiopian famine, the Olympics, and the AIDS crisis. His portrait assignments include Mother Tereza, Robert Redford and Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush 41. He gained unprecedented access to record the rise of Silicon Valley and its most brilliant innovators for over 15 years, including John Warnock, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and John Doerr. Doug's work has won numerous awards, been exhibited in solo and group shows and featured in nine of the bestselling Day in the Life books, including on the cover of Day in the Life of Africa.

Doug co-produced the bestseller, 15 Seconds: The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1989, with David Elliot Cohen, which generated more than five hundred thousand dollars in relief money for earthquake victims.

Doug's 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.

In 1993 Doug completed Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, about Apple Computer's struggle to invent a handheld communications device. Recent books include Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, from 2005 and his new book Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda from 2008, with an introduction by Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Stanford University Library recently acquired his extensive archive of over 1 million photographs and created the Douglas Menuez Collection at Stanford University Library.

Heaven, Earth, Tequila by Douglas Menuez

Douglas Menuez's photographic journey into one of Mexico's oldest traditions becomes a stunning visual portrait of the country — its light, its landscape, and its people.