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AMERICANA DOUG MENUEZ


Doug menuez

AMERICANA “AMERICANA” EXHIBITION July 25 - September 8, 2019 Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present the evocative work of documentary photographer and director Doug Menuez. Menuez’s works on view give us an intimate glimpse to his ongoing documentation of the contemporary North American landscape. –Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, Curator

LEICA GALLERY BOSTON


Eveready Diner. Hyde Park, New York, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 8 x 10�


Bennett Harada Defies Gravity. Venice Skatepark, Venice Beach, California. 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


Construction Workers. San Francisco Airport, 1998. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Oculus No. 1. New York City, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


County Fair No.2. Rhinebeck, New York, 2016. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Fourth of July Parade No.1. Saugerties, New York, 2016. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Nicki Tha Great. Kingston, New York. 2019. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Russell Preston Brown, Creative Director, Adobe. Carmel-by-the-Sea, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Dance Class. New York City, 2012. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Gay Wing, San Francisco County Jail. San Bruno, California, 1978. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


New York City Triathalon. Hudson River, 2005. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Rusian Acrobat, Spiegleworld. New York City, 2012. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


A Son Digs His Father’s Grave. Castleton, New York, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20”


Hands of Chef Chris Turgeon. Kingston, New York, 2019. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Fire Island. New York, 2008. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


The Fluid Reality of Mike Adamle. Evanston, Illinois, 2018. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


Charlize Theron, The Iconoclasts Series. Republic of Congo, 2010. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Parenthood. Montauk, New York, 2004. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Michael & David. San Francisco, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


The Half King. New York City, 2003. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Haircut & A Shave. Homeless Shelter, South Bronx, 2016. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Expect Delays. Charlottesville, Virginia, 2018. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Dame Jane Goodall, The Iconoclasts Series. Republic of Congo, 2010. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Dancer, Ruby Skye. San Francisco, 2015. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


4th of July Parade No.2. Saugerties, New York, 2016. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


Firefall, 4th of July. Kingston, New York, 2019. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Dawn Over West 79th Street. New York City, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Waiting For Fireworks, 4th of July. Kingston, New York, 2019. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Shota Kubo Follows The True Path. Venice Beach, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Grand Central Terminal No.2. New York City, 2006. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Santacon Lovers. New York City 2018. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


County Fair No.1. Rhinebeck, New York, 2016. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


A Beautiful Chaos. Poughkeepsie, New York, 2018. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


The Door Bitch. New York City, 2018. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Russian Acrobats, Spiegleworld. New York City, 2012. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


Lenny Kravitz, The Iconoclasts Series. Bahamas, 2010. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Grand Central Terminal No.1. New York City, 2006. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Whoever Writes The Code Controls The Machine. Hackathon, New York University, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


Bobbi & Ross, Chinatown. New York City, 2012. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


American Astronaut Yvonne Cagle. Carmel, California, 2017. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 30 x 40�


Infinite City. 2006. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


Christmas Parade. Hudson, New York, 2015. Canson Platine Fiber Rag Print Open Edition, 16 x 20�


DOUG MENUEZ: AMERICANA

Feeling unmoored, frustrated and saddened by the growing polarization in our country, about three years ago I began photographing simple traditions and rituals of the United States that have continued unabated and can serve as neutral ground despite political rancor. Today, as we are witnessing the systematic destruction of our democratic institutions and traditional values, I believe it’s crucial to figure out what values and beliefs we all still share and to document how they are expressed in the culture. As I’ve traveled and photographed my way across the country over the past decades I have talked with and photographed people from all walks of life –– farmers, teachers, entrepreneurs, Nobel prize winning scientists, homeless vets, surgeons, astronauts, crack dealers, Presidents, writers, directors, movie stars, construction workers, lawyers, CEO’s, factory workers, Native Americans, community activists, undocumented immigrants, transgender people, environmentalists, rock stars, cult leaders and more –– it’s been a long, rich journey and we included some of those images in this exhibition. And everyone I met fundamentally cared about the same things. After basic needs, it was all about reaching their full potential, finding love and building a life free of worry. What’s often missing in the discussion is empathy and the ability to imagine yourself in another’s shoes. That glimpse into someone else’s life is something I believe photography can provide. Sparking a bit of empathy and connection is what I aspire to do with these images.


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LEICA GALLERY BOSTON DOUG MENUEZ “AMERICANA” EXHIBITION July 25 - September 8, 2019

Profile for Doug Menuez

AMERICANA by Doug Menuez. Leica Gallery Boston Exhibition Catalog, July 25 - September 8  

Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present the evocative work of documentary photographer and director Doug Menuez in a new exhibition: Americ...

AMERICANA by Doug Menuez. Leica Gallery Boston Exhibition Catalog, July 25 - September 8  

Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present the evocative work of documentary photographer and director Doug Menuez in a new exhibition: Americ...

Profile for menuez