Greene_510Stanley Greene has witnessed to the births of new dawns, rising and falling empires, invasions of countries, liberations of others, mass migrations, deportations, displacements, famines, conflicts, wars and destructions – for the past 25 years. He has worked on the five continents trying to document the human condition. “Sometimes I wonder if societies just lust for tragedies.”!

Stanley is the 2012 recipient of the Aftermath Award to pursue a followup to his much lauded work in Chechnya. He awarded the W. Eugene Smith Award in 2004, the year after Trolley Books published his acclaimed Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and at Image Works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An encounter with W. Eugene Smith turned his energies to photojournalism. After moving to Paris in 1986, Greene recorded the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as wars in Africa, the former Soviet Union, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East. In 1998, he was awarded the Alicia Patterson Fellowship. He is a founding member of the photo agency NOOR.


“Stanley has a knack for understanding people, a drive to create art, and a sense of urgency to reveal what he sees. He’ll go anywhere, take any risk, and he won’t put up with deception or failure. He shows us things we’d never see otherwise.”

Leah Bendavid-Val

is the author, most recently, of SIBERIA


You stay on the streets to long you get dirty , when you  play in the  dirt, you will  get dirty." ..Terrance  . 39 years , and Rayette 43 years ..Terrance was shot while working at " Price retail " by a would be robber four times , his wounds required a lot of hospital treatment , he had no medical insurance and was under rehabilitation .for 21 months , when he came out he had no job , no money and was addicted to pain killers , became a " mule " for drug dealers , got busted went to prison , when he came out 2010 he was addicted .to heroin , forced to live on the street , as a scavenger , where he met his girlfriend .Rayette who was living rough on the streets , ..Rayette had a nervous breakdown after the death of her Mother and Father , started doing drugs , got picked up for being in possession of a nickel bag of pot .got three years in county jail , got out became a taxi dispatcher , went to school .at night at Vista community college , .became a hotel receptionist , but kept chipping at drugs , week end doper , fell into depression and lost her job , had to seek employment as a house keeper .again she fell into trouble with the law and was rearrested for dealing street drugs , pulled a four year bid ,in state prison , after getting out she had another break down , and went to John Muir hospital for treatment , her condition became worse , she left the  hospital delusional , stranded and lost , living on the street she became addicted to crack .
“You stay on the streets to long you get dirty, when you play in the dirt, you will get dirty.”


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