Twenty-five years ago, on November 9th, 1989 – NOOR photographer Stanley Greene witnessed the most significant event in recent German history: the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Stanley was working in Paris as a fashion photographer when he heard the news of the turmoil on the radio. ”So we went there… It was history, and it was close. And why not?”
”I felt like being part of history, and I still have the same feeling when I think about that day now. The collapse of the wall meant freedom for many, but it also resulted in many wars and many deaths. What I learned is that the more civilized we are, the more barbaric we become.”
The experience was transformative for Stanley, who he wanted to make a difference and give something back, ”After this event I couldn’t do fashion anymore, so I left the meatmarket industry and became a conflict photographer.”