Stanley Greene, American photojournalist, Died at 68

Stanley Greene was born on February 14, 1949, and died on May 19, 2017.

He was an American photojournalist.

He started his art career as a painter but started taking photos as a means of cataloging material for his paintings.

During 1971, when Greene was a member of the anti–Vietnam War movement and the Black Panther Party, his friend photographer W. Eugene Smith offered him space in his studio and encouraged him to study photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the San Francisco Art Institute.

He held various jobs as a photographer, including taking pictures of rock bands and working at Newsday.

During 1986, Greene shot fashion photographs in Paris.

Greene called himself a “dilettante, sitting in cafes, taking pictures of girls and doing heroin”.

After a friend died of AIDS, Greene kicked his drug habit and began to seriously pursue a photography career.

Greene began photojournalism in 1989.

Greene died in Paris after undergoing treatment for liver cancer.

Stanley Greene passed away at 68 years old.