For this reason, Green chose her subjects through open calls, seeking out queer women and gender-non-conforming or non-binary people (though she also included longtime friends, such as New York Times Magazine writer Jenna Wortham). As a result, at times, Green herself was challenged by her own understanding of how queer people present themselves—such as when she incorrectly assumed that someone who asked to participate was cisgender. “I had to check myself.…I can’t police their identity. And ultimately, they sat for the portrait, and it was wonderful,” she said.
“Pur·suit” is a tactile means of documenting the queer community. The deck of cards, which was recently Kickstarter-funded and will be available this summer, will also be a visual delight; the portraits of “Pur·suit” have been shot against a swathes of fabric, some studded with pearls, that provide a muted backdrop palette of cream, shimmering blue, and taupe.