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Doug Menuez, award-winning photographer of Steve Jobs, gives free lecture in Kingston on Dec. 1

Doug Menuez, award-winning photographer of Steve Jobs, gives free lecture in Kingston on Dec. 1
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From a press release:

Award-winning photographer Doug Menuez will present a lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary (201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston), describing his historic insider images and stories from Silicon Valley that reveal the untold struggles of the greatest innovators of the Digital Revolution, including Steve Jobs, as they built the technology that shapes our world today.

His lecture will begin 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

This artist lecture is presented by Social Fabric Collective, a nonprofit organization that empowers young adults, grades 9-12, in the Northeastern Pennsylvania community through high-quality photography classes. Registration and scholarship information for the winter 2016 session, as well as information on how to donate to the collective, is available at socialfabriccollective.org.

A photo of Steve Jobs by Douglas Menuez
featured in the book ‘Fearless Genius.’

In his lecture, based on his recent photo book “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000,” Menuez will describe how he shifted from covering famine and conflict in Africa to technology by gaining the trust of Steve Jobs. Shortly after being fired from Apple, Jobs allowed Menuez unprecedented access for over three years to photograph him with his team attempting to build a supercomputer for education.

Jobs’ trust led to incredible access to many other leading innovators of the era so that Menuez could capture behind-the-scenes stories of discovery, failure, sacrifice, and success. From 1985-2000, he photographed Jobs, Andy Grove, John Warnock, John Sculley, Carol Bartz, Bill Joy, John Doerr, and over 70 companies to create an archive of 250,000 negatives now housed in the Stanford University Library.

Menuez is now expanding the “Fearless Genius” project into a documentary, television and web series, traveling exhibition, digital platform, and leadership conference program, and he is developing education programs through his new MAP Foundation. His mission is to challenge, educate, and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and visual storytellers.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer period.

Menuez began his photography career with the Washington Post, followed by Time, Newsweek, Life, People, USA Today, Fortune Magazine, and many other worldwide publications. He has covered major news stories, such as the famine in Ethiopia, destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, presidential campaigns, the Olympics, and many other major world events. His work has also been published in nine of the bestselling “Day in the Life” books, and he has published several books of his own, which have helped to raise money for California earthquake victims and Ugandan AIDS orphans. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the world.

For more information about this lecture, contact the Wyoming Seminary communications office at 570-270-2192 or visit the Facebook event page.

Lead photo by Claire Yaffa