Entry Title: " Transcendent Spirit:"
Douglas Menuez
, United States

Entry Description:

Documentary project about 20 AIDS orphans in Uganda who created a dance troupe that tours the United States every two years in order to support their orphanage of 750 kids in Uganda.

About the Artist:

Douglas Menuez began his varied career as a photojournalist covering a wide range of news stories for Time, Newsweek, Life, USA Today, Fortune and many other publications. Over his 25-year career, his subjects have included the Ethiopian famine, the Olympics, and the AIDS crisis. He gained exclusive behind-the-scenes access to record the rise of Silicon Valley and its innovators, scientists, and venture capitalists, including Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bill Joy and John Doerr. His many portrait assignments range from Mother Tereza to Robert Redford and President Bill Clinton. Menuez’s work has won numerous awards and has also been featured in nine of the bestselling Day in the Life books. His advertising clients include global brands such as Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Nokia, GE and Samsung. Menuez co-published the bestseller, 15 Seconds: The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1989, which generated more than five hundred thousand dollars in relief money for earthquake victims. His other books include Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, 1993, and Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, 2005. Stanford University Libraries recently acquired his extensive archive for their collection. Menuez lives in New York with his wife and son.