Noted Silicon Valley Photographer Doug Menuez Offers Digital Prints of Iconic Photographs of Early Technology Innovators For First Time

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Rare images reveal an insight into the daily lives of Steve Jobs and other Pioneers during the Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley

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Doug Menuez, one of the preeminent documentary photographers of his generation, is now offering affordable digital prints of some of his most iconic photographs from the early days of the Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley. The prints are available at and were chosen from the archives of Menuez’s Silicon Valley photographs housed at the Stanford University Library.

Menuez documented many of the leading innovators of Silicon Valley in action and behind the scenes, including Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, John Warnock, Carol Bartz, John Doerr, Jeff Bezos, Bill Joy and Marc Andreesen as they worked on the technology that transformed our world from 1985-2000.

In 1985, Menuez was personally devastated after documenting the famine in Ethiopia and was looking for a more hopeful story for the future of humanity. That same year, Steve Jobs had turned 30 years old, had been removed from Apple Computer, Inc. and was on the verge of hoping to change the world with his new company NeXT. Menuez had found his story inspirational, and Jobs gave him unprecedented access for three years which began his relationship with Silicon Valley.

Proceeds from the print sales will go to support the Fearless Genius project – a diverse media platform that includes an educational curriculum, traveling exhibit, documentary film, 250,000 image historic photographic archive and TV/Web series that embodies the mission to educate, challenge and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and artists.

The Fearless Genius archive contains countless previously untold stories about how this brilliant, eccentric tribe changed so much of what we take for granted today. Menuez was able to capture the human face of a revolution that was taking place in cubicles, around conference tables and on the manufacturing floor.


The hand selected photographs from Menuez’s archive of 250,000 images provide a rare inspiration for students, entrepreneurs, business leaders and geeks. Highlighting the diversity and depth of the archive, the website is curated into four distinct collections:

  •     Culture (shows the shifts in the culture of business that changed the nature of work).
  •     Legends (celebrates the visionary leaders of technology, design and investment who had the wildest of dreams and had the tenacity and patience to make it possible).
  •     Women in Technology (reveals the many women pioneers who took their rightful place at the table before diversity was the standard).
  •     Steve Jobs (portrays the one man who endures as a symbol of fighting for the biggest dreams).

“I’m delighted to be able to offer these high quality prints from the early days of the Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley with all ages around the world,” said Doug Menuez. “The photographs give you the behind-the-scenes glimpse of this major shift in American business and culture.”

“Photographing the unphotographable has long been the passion and the mission of Doug Menuez. How does one photograph genius? How does one visually communicate the creation and dynamics of world-altering concepts and somehow give insights into the personality of the men and women responsible, the people who essentially just sit and think, and in so doing profoundly change our lives? The answer is, call on Doug Menuez,” added photographer, Elliot Erwitt.


The images available now at are printed on museum quality Hannemühle paper and are suitable for framing. Prints are available in three sizes – 8.5x11; 11x17 and 13x19 – unframed or framed and matted in black or white wood frames. Price range is $225 - $1,275.

Menuez Prints will continue to make numbered limited edition silver gelatin prints available to collectors upon request. In addition, the company can design custom print collections and oversized versions.


The success of the Fearless Genius photography book resulted in worldwide attention – kicking off exhibitions at the Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou China and the Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow Russia. The incredible reaction from entrepreneurs and companies around the world led Menuez to develop a program designed to educate, challenge and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. A documentary film/TV series, conference and immersive exhibit are now in production. The silver gelatin print exhibit continues to travel the world.


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 included Presidents Bush, Sr. and Clinton, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall and Hugh Jackman.

Throughout the 1980s and '90s, Menuez pursued a long-term project documenting the rise of Silicon Valley behind the scenes. With unprecedented access to almost every major technology company, 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 at this time than ever before in human history.

His extensive archive of over one million images was acquired by Stanford University Library in 2004. His fifth and most recent book “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000” was published by Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books, has gained worldwide viral coverage and is now traveling as a fine art exhibition of rare images of Silicon Valley’s greatest innovators. Menuez divides his time between the Hudson Valley and NYC. For more information, visit

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