Juror - Chase the light International Open Call
Elizabeth Ransom has been invited to act as one of the esteemed Jurors for the Chase the Light international open call for the Photographic Center Northwest.
Chase The Light is Photographic Center Northwest’s (PCNW) annual summer fundraising and friend-raising event celebrating photography and community. It kicks off with a 48-hour photo weekend on June 10th and 11th, where people around the globe make photographs on the same weekend. Every participant who submits will have their work reviewed by industry professionals and is guaranteed to have one photograph selected for inclusion in a pop-up exhibition and print sale on June 17th.
Find out more HERE.
A Conversation with Elizabeth Ransom and Shaima Ayoub - Tasweer 2023 Biennial
14 May 2023
As part of a series of live, online conversations in the final week of Tasweer 2023, Shaima Ayoub has drawn together a constellation of talented and dedicated contributors to the cultural life of photography. In this conversation, Founder and Director of Women Alternative Photography Group (WAPG) - Elizabeth Ransom – describes her life and creative journey and the imperatives of creating cultural narratives in photography that take account of the diversity of its practices, including the profound impact of migration upon the visual stories of photography.
Learn more HERE
WWU Adjunct Professor - College of Fine and Performing Arts
Elizabeth Ransom is proud to announce that in April 2023 she accepted an adjunct professor position at Western Washington University in the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Ransom teaches ART 171 Photography for non-majors (SUMMER), ART 370 Black and White Photography 1, and ART 373 Photography Alternative Processes classes.
Sun Prints Summer Camp for Children
7 - 11 August 2023, 9am - 12pm
Ages: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
26423 NE Allen Street, Duvall, WA 98019
Bring your children to Hillside Academy this summer to discover the magic of sun printing and make their very own works of art. They will learn how to make vibrant blue images using nature and the power of the sun’s UV rays. Join Elizabeth Ransom for an introduction to this exciting photographic technique, explore the local landscape, and create unique artworks inspired by the natural world.
Speaking with Light: A Conceptual Approach to Alternative Processes - Summer 2023
12 - 26 July 2023 | Wednesdays 6 - 8:30pm
Tuition Fee: $240
Photographic Center Northwest
900 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Elizabeth Ransom is thrilled to announce that she will be teaching an exciting three-part workshop this July at the Photographic Center Northwest.
This workshop will invite participants to experiment, play, and consider new ways of using alternative photographic processes to express conceptual ideas. Students will be introduced to contemporary artists using alternative and experimental approaches to photography in their conceptual artistic practice.
This workshop will provide a safe space to explore new ideas and encourage students to take risks in their creative practice. Using the experimental nature of alternative photographic processes, students will transform their concepts using their own technique of preference including but not limited to cyanotype, lumen printing, etc. We will address how symbolism, metaphor, and abstraction act as catalysts to activate the imagination. Students will learn to instigate and translate ideas using the magic of light and chemicals.
This three-part workshop series is designed for photographers who wish to develop their ability to convey conceptual ideas through the use of alternative photographic processes. It will include lectures, group discussions, time to create a set of images, and critiques of work in progress.
Join Elizabeth Ransom this summer on Wednesdays from 12 - 26 July for this in-person workshop.
Image by: Vera Hadzhiyska
Photography as an Agent for Change Workshop Series 2023
Elizabeth Ransom was selected as one of the three people to run a workshop for the Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) 2023 Agent for Change workshop series. This year PCNW will offer a series of three free workshops that explore photography as a tool for advancement in areas of social justice, racial equity, disability, environmental justice, visual literacy, storytelling, and cross-cultural communications. Ransom will host the SOLD OUT workshop "Women Behind the Camera". Over this four-part series, participants will be introduced to contemporary issues facing women in photography today. With guest speakers from two of the leading global organizations on women in photography, seminars, case studies, lectures, and panel discussions, this workshop will celebrate the inspiring work of women working with photography. We will take a closer look at some of the leading artists who are impacting the art world with their thought-provoking work, as well as challenge antiquated ideals of photography. We will also explore the implications of the patriarchy on women photographers, and critically analyze photographic histories from a global perspective.
The Women Behind the Camera workshop series will run online July 6, 13 & 27, 2023 Thursdays 6-8pm and July 22, 2023 Saturday 10am-12pm. Click here to sign up to the waiting list.
NJ Pinhole Club Exhibition
Throughout the month of April 2023, Elizabeth Ransom had the pleasure of exhibiting one of her earliest pinhole images in Philadelphia at Unique Photo as part of the NJ Pinhole Club exhibition. This exhibition showcased the work of the members of the NJ Pinhole Club, 15 international artists that were juried in an open call, as well as over 200 pinhole photographic works from around the world in a video slideshow.
Launch of Women Alternative Photography Group
On 25 March 2023, Elizabeth Ransom launched her new research project and community Women Alternative Photography Group (WAPG). WAPG is a feminist research project celebrating women, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, and gender-diverse artists from all backgrounds working with alternative photographic processes. WAPG aims to foster the development of new knowledge and research, promote and support marginalised groups, and create a community of like-minded people. The launch event took place online and included a presentation from Director and Founder of WAPG Elizabeth Ransom as well as two artist talks by Megan Ringrose and Gul Cevikoglu. Each month WAPG invites artists from around the globe to share insights into the concepts and creative process behind their photographic practice as part of the WAPG interview series. You can read the first three installments over on the WAPG website HERE. In addition to publishing interviews, WAPG aims to host online and in-person events to build community and share knowledge. WAPG also has an in-depth resource library of writing authored by women and non binary authors writing on the topic of alternative photographic processes. `
Learn more and sign up for a WAPG event or workshop on the WAPG website HERE
From 7 March - 13 March 2023 Anna Fox and I were invited by Aldeide Delgado from Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) to share the Fast Forward: Women in Photography Manifesto for Increased Involvement in Photography and the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Changes in Policy and Practice Report in Miami as part of a US Tour with the two sister organisations. We met with incredible local women photographers, visited the Frost Art Museum Archive, stayed at El Espacio 23 and the Betsy Hotel and presented on panels at the Rubell Museum and the Bunker Art Space. It was a wonderful experience to share our two documents with new audiences and get to know the local women photographers.
We visited the studios of Linet Sanchez who was an artist in residence at El Espacio 23. As well as AdrienneRose Gionta and Rose Marie Cromwell at the incredible Oolite Arts. In addition to Amalia Caputo, Lujan Candria, and Gabriela Garcio at the Bakehouse Art Complex.
Our panel discussions were moderated by two incredible academics and curators Tiera Ndlovu and Heather Diak. During our time in Miami we also recorded interviews for the upcoming Fast Forward: Women in Photography podcast.
You can follow our journey on the Fast Forward: Women in Photography Instagram account as I show behind the scenes of our trip.
Captured: UCA Student Fundraiser
Tuesday 7 March 2023 5-8pm
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham Room W612
Falkner Rd Farnham GU9 7DS
I have donated one of my early chromatography prints to help the University for the Creative Arts Digital Art /Photography BA Hons Yr1 students raise money for their end-of-year exhibition at Espacio Gallery in London. You can win a print from myself, Anna Fox, Maria Kapajeva, Melanie Friend, and many more exciting artists. Join the student fundraiser on 7 March in room W612 on the UCA Farnham Campus from 5-8pm with live music, cheap bar, and raffle.
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