Refine your photography portfolio and join us as we go 'On Assignment' with renowned documentary photographer Doug Menuez and his Leica SL in Los Angeles. This intensive weekend will combine lectures, portfolio reviews, shooting on location and deep discussions about expressing and monetizing your passion for photography through visual storytelling. Doug will take participants on assignment in Los Angeles to shoot with him as he shares his unique approach to documenting the human experience developed over his 30+ year career. He’ll explain his strategy for delivering memorable images to a range of clients, from editorial to commercial advertising, based on capturing authentic moments of everyday life in all conditions.
Through the process of portfolio review and post-shoot critique, this workshop is designed as a journey of self-exploration. Participants will gain practical and technical strategies for shooting as well as a better understanding of what is driving their photography on a deeper level.
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. His award-winning advertising campaigns and corporate projects for global brands include Chevrolet, FedEx, GE, Chevron, HP, Coca Cola, Emirates Airlines, Charles Schwab and Microsoft.
His fourth book, “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000,” by Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon’s photo book list and was published in the US, Japan, the UK, South Korea and China. Over 100 million people worldwide have seen the project through the book, exhibits, viral press and talks.
Imagine society without the technological advances available now. Explore the original pioneers of the Digital Age that transformed the tech industry in Doug Menuez's new video series 'Fearless Genius: A Work in Progress", directed and filmed by Doug Menuez with Leica SL:
Episode 1: Fearless Genius: A Work in Progress ft. Russell Brown
Who will be the next Steve Jobs and where will she come from? Join us on September 6th for the opening reception of Doug Menuez’s 'Fearless Genius: The Next Generation'. In this remarkable visual project, Menuez showcases the next generation of would-be innovators who face special challenges as they attempt to catch the next wave of new technology.
Encounter Menuez's extraordinary visual profiles of the world's up-and-coming entrepreneurs and innovators at the Leica Gallery LA:
Exhibition Date & Time
Vernissage: September 6th, 6PM - 8PM. RSVP required.
E-mail Leica Gallery LA to reserve your spot: firstname.lastname@example.org
Akademie Workshop Dates & Times
Friday, September 8th from 6PM to 9PM
Saturday, September 9th from 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, September 10th from 10AM to 4PM
Tuition fee is $699. Class is limited to 12 people.
For more information or to register for the Akademie workshop, please click here.
Doug Menuez - 'On Assignment' with Doug Menuez
- 09/06/2017 - 09/10/2017
Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 6pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Complementary valet parking is available Monday through Friday in the parking lot to the right of the store.