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Paige De Ponte's career spans thirty years and 39 countries around the globe as a visual artist. An award winning photographer, publisher, writer, producer and documentary filmmaker. It all began shooting high fashion 1990 in Europe for Versace who gave her the first big break from there to High Fashion editorials...
At 29, a single mother of two, she packed herself and family off to Italy to pursue her dream of photography. She worked in Paris at Elle Studios alongside such greats as Jean Louis Sieff and Patrick Demarchelier who mentored and inspired her to shoot in black-and-white. In 1996, Paige moved to New York and was published in over 200 fashion editorials and campaigns. Paige then founded GAIA (GLOBAL ART IN ACTION), in the hope of inspiring awareness and change on critical world issues and in 2000, her first project was released.
GAIA I ‘Journey Into Vanishing Worlds’ is a fine art photography book consisting of 244 toned images shot in eight bio-diverse areas in danger of irreversible destruction. GAIA donated the proceeds from the book to Conservation International’s ‘Campaign To Save The Hotspots. A second book, GAIA II ‘Song of the Vanishing Tribe’ won a publishing award from the Publisher Marketing Association and was nominated for the prestigious Nautilus Award. Paige donated books and proceeds from this work to the areas and tribes photographed.
Passions Paige's passion is preserving the environment and giving a voice to critical issues facing our humanity and planet. Today; this involves her ranch and home in Kanaio Maui. Constantly bringing about awareness of issues we all face today. Currently Paige continues her conservation work on her own land called Triple L Ranch in Kanaio Maui, Hawaii. Previos works included "The Kanai'o Native Hawaiian Reforestation Project" created in 2012. ".
Paige also continues to donate works to raise funds and awareness for FRIENDS OF THE VALLEY http://friendsofthevalley.org/, ARC -African Rain forest Conservancy; and ACE for the Homeless in NYC.
Paige is working on a new coffee table book entitled Kanaio. A story of images to help preserve the area. In the fall of 2018 she will be collaborating with Mindful Studios for a Documentary on the Kanaio region in Hawaii called an Ahupua`a. An awakening of the history and culture being threatened by development.
Paige's Fine art photography Editions hang in the worlds largest and most valuable art collections: The Niarchos Family Collection - one of her large famous elephant prints hangs in the Greek shipping magnet's family home in NYC. The Buhl Collection - Board of MOMA Brent R. Nicklas member of multiple museum boards in New York Boston University Library Collection just to name a few. Among her collectors are actors, producers and her peers world wide.
Paige wrote, directed and produced two documentaries in Africa including the Award-Winning ‘Xai Xai, Voice of Our Ancestors’. Several Music Videos with many up and coming artiest ans well as some such as Courtney Love. An awarded writer Paige has also written multiple scripts, "K2TK" (Keys to the Kingdom) promises to propel audiences with her unique visual prose as gritty, raw true story of a professional water man reaches into the soul and brings it out the other side of the crashing wave. "FOUR WALLS" - Psychological Thriller. "The JOURNEY" animation.
And her memoir release in 2016 entitled Nobody's Girl under her pen name Sybil Page.
Quote from Paige: “I have always felt that my talent and experiences have a higher purpose, writing film and visuals all offer the maximum exposure to the soul. I want people to be riveted to have an overall experience, visual, emotional, physical and spiritual. I want them to walk away feeling they got more then they expected.”
“…one of the most exciting new visual artists of the twenty-first century”. Michael Eric Stein, Columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Films in Review.
PAIGE EXHIBITED HER WORK IN NEW YORK, GERMANY, ITALY, AND LA IN NUMEROUS SOLO AND GROUP SHOWS
PAIGE CURRENTLY HANGS IN PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
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