Item description for Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003 by Christian Caujolle Andre Glucksmann...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 9.7" Height: 0.9" Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Release Date Jul 2, 2004
ISBN 1904563015 ISBN13 9781904563013
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One of the Greatest Anti-War Books of All Time--incredible photography! Dec 17, 2006
A monumental achievement. OPEN WOUND by photojournalist Stanley Greene is perhaps the greatest visual argument against war to appear in book form since VIETNAM, INC. by Philip Jones Griffiths published in 1971. Courageous less for his obvious proximity to physical danger than for his direct engagement and emotional intimacy with his subjects. As visually stunning as it is politically critical. This is photojournalism of the highest standard.
not just a book, a piece of his heart Jul 10, 2005
the book is truly amazing, as is its author. i had an honour to meet stanley personally and i can guarantee you that behind every picture there is his own blood and tears. he's lived and suffered and died with every single person he's met out there.
keep the book and pray for us all, if you can.
Stunning and Disturbing...and Ongoing Mar 11, 2005
Stanley Greene is a fine photojournalist - with a heart. In this disturbing portfolio he has captured the grisly details of the ongoing war in Chechnya. This book is limited to the years 1994 through 2003 and one of the areas of emphasis is the destruction of Chechnya's capital city of Grozny. But Green doesn't stop there.
Some could argue about the varying concepts of responsibility and political 'correctness' of this simmering cauldron of a war. But no one who reads this book can deny the too familiar aspects of what is captured here in photographs. War, whether confined to small countries or vast regions, is still a hungry and insatiable beast, and we can never view enough of the atrocities such as Greene is showing us that serve as constant reminders that we MUST find a viable alternative means of resolution of differences than the horror of the war machine. Grady Harp, March 05
Better Photos on Chechen Websights Jun 9, 2004
If you want to see what really is going down in Chechenya, don't bother with this liberal bias. Go straight to Chechen websights like "kavkaz" you'll see the great photos and videos of wahhabi jihadists sawing off heads and blowing up people! Then read the great descriptions like when it's ok to kill civilians. And how many brainwashed females trained as suicide-bombers. And other nice praise for Bin Laden, Taliban, and terrorist jihadis slaughtering American "occupiers" in Iraq and Afganistan. Go straight to the horses mouth and you'll get the real deal not sympathetic propaganda for terrorists. Which not all chechens are, some are just trying to survive. But they won't get any sympathy from America until they kick the Arabs and Wahhabis out themselves.
"Most Disturbing Work in English" Feb 22, 2004
Photojournalist Stanley Green's "Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003" has recently appeared, arguably the most disturbing work ever to be published in English about the two Chechen wars, with haunting text to accompany pictures that should become as indelible in the mind as the photos of Hiroshima or Vietnam.
From "Escaping the Chechen Quagmire" www.rferl.org/reports/ucs 16 December 2003