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Stanford Acquires Menuez Collection


The Stanford University Libraries have acquired the complete archive of photographer Douglas Menuez, which encompasses his editorial photojournalism and fine-art documentary work as well as recent advertising projects. Most significant, the library believes, is the inclusion of more than 250,000 negatives documenting the growth of Silicon Valley.

Menuez's rise to prominence began as an intern at the Washington Post, followed by assignments for national publications including Time, Newsweek and Life. Through the course of his career, his social documentary work covered the famine in Ethiopia, the destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, drug wars and several presidential campaigns. He won numerous awards and, in 2003, was honored with a place on Photo District News' Walk of Fame.

The archive, which comprises more than 340,000 negatives, slides and prints, will be housed in the Stanford University Libraries' Department of Special Collections.