UPCOMING NEW EVENTS:
RETURNING TO EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP OCTOBER 2012
After being a featured speaker at the Eddie Adams Workshop last year, I’m pleased to announce that I will be a Team Leader teaching at the Eddie Adams Workshop this coming October 5-8.
“FEARLESS GENIUS” EXHIBITION TO BE FEATURED AT VISA POUR L’IMAGE AT PERPIGNAN, FRANCE SEPTEMBER 2012.
“FEARLESS GENIUS: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN SILICON VALLEY 1985–2000” MADE ITS DEBUT AT THE MULTIMEDIA ARTS MUSEUM MOSCOW PHOTOBIENNALE ON MARCH 29. The exhibition comprised 50 prints and was on view through May 9 at the Central Exhibition Hall in Red Square. While in Moscow for the opening, I presented a lecture at Skolkovo, Moscow’s Silicon Valley, on March 31st about the project.
DECEMBER 2011: “FEARLESS GENIUS: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN SILICON VALLEY 1985-2000″ FEATURED IN LA LETTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
OCTOBER 2011: I had the honor of moderating a panel discussion at the PDN Photoplus Expo 10/27/11. “Creative Longevity: A Conversation With Four Living Masters” featuring Mary Ellen Mark, Jay Maisel, Douglas Kirkland, and Duane Michals.
OCTOBER 2011: EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP
I was pleased to give a talk to this year’s participants at the Eddie Adams Workshop in NY.
MAY 2011: SEE CHANGE CONFERENCE – “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley”
OCT 15: PAI Talk: About my new film and book project, FEARLESS GENIUS: Silicon Valley 1985-2000, featuring behind-the scenes work of Steve Jobs and leading innovators of the digital revolution.
ABOUT PAI – Photographic Arts & Imaging was created in the 1950’s and its mission is to act as as a forum for varied interest in the photographic arts. PAI is run by volunteers.
PAI meetings are held at the distinguished National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South on the third Thursday of the month from September to June. Lunch begins at Noon and is followed by a presentation by a distinguished professional in the Photographic Arts.
PAI roster of speakers has included many of the prominent leaders in the photographic industry such as Lucien Clerque, Fritz Goro, John Isaac, Arthur Leipzig, John Loengard, Marvin Newman, Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Duane Michals, Ben Ross, Howard Schatz, Joseph Costa, William Gottlieb, Jan Ralph, John Morris, Gordon Parks, Costa Peterson, Arthur Tress, Tony Vaccaro….
AUGUST 22 8 PM: TALK AT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP: Fearless Genius: Silicon Valley 1985-2000, A Work in Progress
Please join me at CPW for a presentation about my new book and documentary film in progress: “Fearless Genius.” The project covers the explosion of new technology in Silicon Valley in the 1980’s and 1990’s, from the digital revolution through the rise of the internet. I was in the right place and lucky enough to get access to the key innovators of the era, such as Steve Jobs and many others. The work explores the human side of technology development; the manic passion, struggles, and joys of the silicon dream, as well as the sacrifices made to create a whole new world.
AUGUST 22-24 CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WOODSTOCK WORKSHOP: Art vs. Commerce
Back for the third year in a row due to popular demand! In this two-day workshop you will learn strategies to find the balance between personal and commercial work in order to build a satisfying creative life in photography for the long term. A workshop for all kinds and levels of photographers, and especially for those who’ve reached a plateau in their careers, who want to make a break through creatively, and reconcile the never ending conflict between doing the work you love and what you must do to pay the bills. Award-winning documentary photographer, Doug Menuez, will share what he’s learned about keeping your voice in a commercial world and provide practical solutions for changing your life and work.
Combining portfolio review, dialogue, and practical applications, you will learn new strategies for success including how to edit the strongest possible portfolio, self-financing personal projects, finding sponsors, landing the most rewarding commercial work, and pain-free financial management skills that most artists never learn. You will also review work by the legends – famous fine art photographers and photojournalists who have succeeded in taking commercial assignments without compromising their vision or integrity. Additionally we will examine how money talks: including proven marketing techniques, cash flow management tools, budgeting, writing book and project proposals, and other core survival skills that every photographer – fine art, photojournalist, or commercial shooter- must know to thrive. You will leave this workshop with a clearly defined vision of yourself and your work, a refined portfolio, and a working understanding of basic business and marketing skills you’ll need to move ahead!
DOUG MENUEZ spent 25 intense years traversing the globe after leaving art school for photojournalism, and then becoming one of the most successful advertising photographers in the US. Starting at the Washington Post and then freelancing for Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, and People, he covered assignments ranging from the famine in Ethiopia, to sports and celebrities, to the AIDS crisis. Menuez has made portraits of everyone from Mother Teresa to Robert Redford and President Clinton. His long-term personal work covering Silicon Valley led him to award winning commercial work where he was able to bring his documentary eye to campaigns for Chevy, Coke, Emirates Airlines, Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, Siemens, and Nokia, among others. These commissions allowed him to finance his personal fine art documentary work, including his most recent book project, Transcendent Spirit: The Children of Uganda. Recently, Menuez’ archive was acquired by Stanford University Library. He is currently working on a new book on Silicon Valley and lives with his family. His website is www.menuez.com
please bring: 20 of your best photographs in a finished portfolio format, as well as lots of other work you’ve left out or were afraid to show, a laptop or paper notebook, as well as a disc with digital jpeg versions of all images (no more than 60, jpeg files to fit within 1024 pixels by 720 at 72 dpi) .
Class limit: 15
Tuition: $325 / CPW members: $295
MAR 26 EASTMAN HOUSE LECTURE ON TRANSCENDENT SPIRIT BOOK
If you are able please join me at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, for a presentation on my recent book, “Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda.” 6 pm in the Dryden Theater, March 26.
APRIL 23 ASMP TALK: RICHMOND VA
Please join me at ASMPCV chapter in Richmond, VA on April 23, 7pm, in a discussion around the issues in my recent EP essay “Chaos, Fear, Survival & Luck” For more info, please check out their site:
MAY 6 ASMP TALK: NEW YORK CITY
Please join me at ASMP NY where I’ll be discussing the challenges of shooting and producing photography books, in particular my new book project about the digital revolution in Silicon Valley in the 1980’s and 90’s. A key part of that project was a 3 year photo essay of Steve Jobs for Life Magazine.
MAY 22 CREATIVE CIRCUS TALK
A talk about my career at the innovative advertising school in Atlanta. Details to come.
MAY 24 B&H PHOTO EVENT SPACE TALK
Please come out and join me at B&H for a dialog about the issues in my recent EP article. Details to come.