Meet a Contributor
PAIGE GREEN – Photographer
Paige Green was raised internationally by midwestern parents and spent her childhood drawing and dreaming about becoming the next Jane Goodall until falling in love with photography in college. She has been photographing and living in California ever since.
A lover of natural light, medium format film, and capturing candid moments, Paige enjoys visually documenting her family and documenting communities.
Who do you admire and why?
All of the local social rights leaders, who work tirelessly, against all odds and without much reward. Two local leaders who come to mind first are Dmitra Smith, vice chair of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights, and Elece Hemple from Petaluma People Services Center.
What was the last best thing you ate?
Probably a hand-pie made by my husband who does all the cooking in our house, with whatever we have around—so it is always a surprise and it is always better than anything I would or could ever cook myself.
Name something you do or do not regret.
I never regret choosing to spending time with friends and family.
What 3 things bring you joy?
Being in nature, eating chocolate, and dance parties.
Where else have you lived?
South Carolina, Ireland, Korea, Hong Kong, Georgia and London.
What are you good at making?
I am good at making people feel comfortable while I am photographing them, especially people who hate being photographed (probably because I hate being photographed more than anyone).
Recall a time you changed your mind about something.
I was NOT having kids for most of my life. But I changed my mind, for a lot of life reasons, and now I have two boys who inspire me daily to be a better person, community member and activist.
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Sail around the world with my family.
If you could instantly have one skill, what would it be?
This is hard; I want so many skills. A photographic memory would be great, as would being fluent in multiple languages—but I think I’d really like to have the ability to always respond with humor and not take things so seriously.
You host an intimate dinner party with up to 4 guests, living or not. Who’s coming?
I’d like to have a dinner party with Jane Goodall, Michelle Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg.