Stanley Greene was born in New York in 1949, and as a teenager was a member of the Black Panthers and an anti-Vietnam War activist.
Stanley studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and at the Image Works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An encounter with W. Eugene Smith turned his energies to photojournalism. Stanley began photographing for magazines, and worked as temporary staff photographer for the New York Newsday. In 1986 he moved to Paris and by chance he was on hand to record the fall of the Berlin Wall, which made him a much-sought-after photojournalist.
Stanley has photographed wars and poverty in Africa, the former Soviet Union, Central America, Asia and the Middle East. He made a great impression with the photo book Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003, published by Trolley. Stanley won the W. Eugene Smith Award in 2004 and continues to cover important world events.
(Photo by Sarah Shatz)