Stanley Greene: Black Passport (Paperback)

Stanley Greene: Black Passport By Stanley Greene (Photographer), Teun Van Der Heijden (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Stanley Greene (Photographer), Teun Van Der Heijden (Text by (Art/Photo Books))


The archetype of the war correspondent is freighted with an outsize heroic mythos to which world-renowned conflict photographer Stanley Greene is no stranger. Black Passport is his autobiographical monograph-cum-scrapbook, and it transports the viewer behind the news as Greene reflects upon his career, oscillating between the relative safety of life in the West and the traumas of wars abroad. This glimpse of the polarities that have comprised Greene's life raises essential questions about the role of the photojournalist, as well as concerns about its repercussions: what motivates someone to willingly confront death and misery? To do work that risks one's life? Is it political engagement, or a sense of commitment to telling difficult stories? Or does being a war photographer simply satisfy a yearning for adventure? Black Passport offers an experience that is both exceptionally personal and ostensibly objective. Built around Greene's narrating monologue, the book's 26 short, nonsequential "scenes" are each illustrated by a portfolio of his work.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597111416
ISBN-10: 1597111414
Publisher: Aperture Direct
Publication Date: March 31st, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English