Schilt Publishing [Aperture, Benteli, Blume, Editions Textuel, Treemedia]
170 x 225 mm
Teun van der Heijden: ‘In the spring of 2004 Stanley gave me a call and asked if I would be interested in designing his next book. A French publisher was planning to publish an overview of his conflict work. While going through Stanley’s archive in which I stumbled upon private snapshots and while listening to his anecdotes a different idea came to mind. In my long association with World Press Photo, I met many conflict photographers. During the awards ceremony they would dress up in some sort of half-soldier costume. Just who are these guys, I wondered. Many intense conversations with Stanley and in depth interviews let to Black Passport and became a way of finding out.’
Black Passport gives an insight in the life and psyche of Stanley Greene. How he started out as a rock ‘n roll and fashion photographer. How he turned to photojournalism and became a philosopher and activist who wanted to give the people a voice who otherwise have no voice. How going in and out of war has affected him. How he is strongly advocating the role of the photojournalist in a fast-changing media landscape. How he struggles with daily live, his loved ones and his health.
From a review in Photonews October 2010: ‘Razor-sharp reflections, condensed sentences, a language reminiscent of reportage with an existential depth that in its best moments could have been borrowed from Hemingway.’