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Douglas Menuez Photography Collection

The Douglas Menuez Photography Collection is the complete archive of award-winning documentary photographer Douglas Menuez. The archive includes Menuez's editorial photojournalism and fine art documentary work, as well his commercial projects. Included in the archive are more than 250,000 photographs documenting the rise of Silicon Valley. These photographs focus primarily on the computer and semiconductor industries, venture capital deals, startups, and Internet companies. Menuez had virtually unlimited behind-the-scenes access for these photographs. Some of the photographs have been published in national magazines, including Fortune, Time, and Life, but many are available only in this collection. Stanford's digitized images represent just a sample from the collection.

Menuez's rise to prominence began as an intern for the Washington Post, and continued with assignments for national publications, including Time, Newsweek, and Fortune. His social documentary work has covered stories such as the AIDS crisis, the famine in Ethiopia, and the destruction of the Amazon. His work has appeared in several "Day in the Life" books, and the 24 Hours in Cyberspace website and book. In 1987, he began a decade-long project to document the culture of high-technology development and business in Silicon Valley. He published Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton in 1992 (with an introduction by Paul Saffo and text by Markos Kounalakis). His most recent book, Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, documents Mexican culture and traditions and was published in 2005.


Curator, History of Science & Technology Collections: Film & Media Collections
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