Dates: February 14, 1949 (New York, USA) – May 19, 2017 (Paris, France)
Education: Stanley Greene started taking pictures aged 11. As an activist against the Vietnam war, he became photographer William Eugene Smith’s assistant at the beginning of the 1970s. He joined Agence VU’ in 1991. In 2007, he helped establish the photojournalism agency Noor.
Aesthetic: Stanley Greene’s work is uncompromising, sincere and memorable. From his first raw shots of the San Francisco punk scene of the 1970s, to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 which launched his career as a photojournalist, he hasn’t stopped “revealing hidden truths”. A major figure in war photography, he has captured regions and countries torn apart by conflict including Kashmir, Nagorno-Karabakh, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda and particularly the former Soviet Republics.
Influences: The work of William Eugene Smith, Richard Avedon, Don McCullin, Gordon Parks and Roy DeCarava; painting and music.
Credit photo : Stanley Greene, 2010. Jérôme Bonnet pour Liberation / Modds