Stanley Greene obituary

By Sean O'Hagan

Photojournalist who took acclaimed images in conflict and disaster zones

“I don't like the word ‘photojournalism'. It's been bastardised,” Stanley Greene told an interviewer in 2010. “I am comfortable with the idea of being a photographer, just being a photographer. I don't want to be an artist; I want to be a photographer. That's what I do.”

Greene, who has died aged 68 after being treated for cancer, was a charismatic photojournalist of the old school, dismissive of digital technology and committed to shooting on film both as an aesthetic and an ethical principle. “By shooting film, you are forced to really think about what you are photographing,” he said recently. “You have to have a dialogue between you and the subject.”

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