Photojournalist, founder of NOOR agency, holder of numerous photography awards.
Stanley was born in 1949 in New York. As a teenager he was a member of the Black Panthers, an anti-Vietnam war activist and a founding member of SF Camerawork, an exhibition space for avant-garde photography. He studied photography at School of Visual Arts in New York and at Image Works in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the USA. After an encounter with Eugene Smith, Stanley came into photojournalism. He began photographing for magazines, and worked as staff photographer for the New York Newsday.
His most well known body of work is his coverage of the war in Chechnya, from which he released the book "Open Wound" (Trolley) in 2003.
Greene was awarded a Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute in 2006. In the summer of 2010, he exhibited images of Katrina's devastation and the aftermath in a truck-exhibition in collaboration with Kadir van Lohuizen. In 2009, he released "Black Passport" (Schilt Publishing), in 2011 it received GOLD Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.
Stanley Greene has been awarded five World Press Photo awards for his work around the globe, he won the W. Eugene Smith Award and Getty Grant in editorial photography for his project on e-waste, and he was the recipient of the 2013 Aftermath Project Grant. Stanley Greene lived and worked in New York and Paris.
Died on May 19th. Summer in Minsk was scheduled his workshop for Belarusian photojournalists.