open wound

Stanley Greene


The collapse of Russian communism in 1991 resounded to the shudder of an empire. Soviet imperialism and empiricism was dead and lands, nations, and peoples would henceforth be free from the tyranny of the communist diktat. But it also sounded the death knell of a small, impoverished, and forgotten land-locked state in the Caucasus, which had the misfortune to be of geopolitical importance. Stanley Greene’s photographs in Open Wound are so powerful as to make Chechnya our responsibility. He is unashamed to use guilt, with his painter’s eye, to relate the deeds of men in Chechnya to our own conduct.
  • Ingushetia, June 2000. Sleptovsk-Sputnik refugee camp.
  • Downtown Grozny, April 2001 "Zelina" : the tragedy of this war has marked everything, buildings, men, women, children, and the broken-hearted. She peers out her window in her ap

ISBN-13: 978-1932273120
Size: 27 x 24 cm
Published: Sep 2003
Pages: 220
Available via Trolley Books