Digital Photo Pro interviews Doug Menuez about documenting Steve Jobs and the digital revolution in Silicon Valley for his “Fearless Genius” project

The October issue of Digital Photo Pro features an interview with Doug Menuez, who discusses his historic project “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985–2000.” The article is particularly timely given the upcoming release of the film Steve Jobs, which stars Michael Fassbender as the iconic innovator. “By 1985, when I got [to […]

Flashback: Doug Menuez recalls photographing the Grateful Dead’s 1983 New Year’s Eve show in San Francisco

Back in 1983, early in his career as a documentary photographer, Doug Menuez received a gem of an assignment from Time magazine: to capture the scene at the Grateful Dead‘s New Year’s Eve concert in San Francisco. Below, he shares his memories from the shoot, as well as some of his favorite images.     […]

Doug Menuez on photographing the hustle and bustle of FedEx’s massive Memphis cargo airport

FedEx recently commissioned Doug Menuez to capture the boundless energy and productivity of its Memphis hub for a corporate image library. “It’s like a nation state—it takes about 20 minutes just to drive from one end to the other of the 500-acre-plus hub,” he says. “Inside, they have 15 million square feet of facilities where […]

Doug Menuez documents a visiting-nurse program in the South Bronx that supports new moms

Making sure new moms have a solid foundation to be great parents is the mission of Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Nurse-Family Partnership. In the program, specially trained nurses make regular visits to low-income expecting mothers—whose median age is just 19— during their first pregnancy and the first two years of their children’s lives, teaching them […]

Doug Menuez on the challenge and thrill of capturing authentic moments for Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab recently commissioned Doug Menuez to shoot an image library that represents the Schwab brand—lifestyle and documentary-style images that feel authentic, fresh, and often spontaneous even though the shoots are, in fact, carefully planned. “To be given an assignment to bring my skills into a commercial project where I get to blur categories—documentary, portraits, […]

Video: Doug Menuez on the New Year’s Eve phone call that led to an ad campaign for Eventbrite


Doug Menuez’s new portrait series shines a light on EG, an exclusive conference for the world’s most creative innovators

At the recent EG 9 conference in Monterey, California, Doug Menuez shot a series of portraits of attendees entirely with an iPhone, as part of a collaboration with Russell Preston Brown, creative director at Adobe. “What is EG? Think of a smaller, funkier TED, with an eclectic, electric gathering of talent, knowledge, tech, and soul, […]

This Wednesday: Tune in to Doug Menuez’s online lecture on how he adapted his photo project “Fearless Genius” across multiple media platforms

The American Society of Media Photographers has asked Doug Menuez to share the success story behind his photo project “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985 to 2000,” which has been published as a monograph and curated as a traveling exhibition, and is being adapted for TV, the Web, a documentary, and education […]

Video: Doug Menuez on what Steve Jobs taught him about commanding respect

Inspired by the iconic images in Doug Menuez‘s book Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985–2000, Inc. magazine interviewed the award-winning photographer about the lessons he learned during this pivotal era. In the “Playbook” series of videos at, Doug talks about insights he gained from Apple and from Steve Jobs himself, as well […]

Doug Menuez on photographing Eventbrite’s first-ever ad campaign

  . Eventbrite, a website and app that help people find and attend events and classes that feed their interests, has just released its first-ever ad campaign, which was shot in classic black & white by Doug Menuez. Below, Doug talks about the making of “It Starts With Yes.” On New Year’s Eve, around 9 […]


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