From 14 - 20 August 2023 Elizabeth Ransom was invited to be the artist in residence at The Verdancy Project in Troutdale Oregon. This residency is located on a beautiful property where artists are invited to explore the land, relax, and create. During her time at the residency, there was a heatwave with temperatures of 108 degrees Fahrenheit. In response to the wildfires happening in the PNW and the significant heat wave, Elizabeth made site-specific cyanotypes that she toned using plants found on the property. You can find out more about her process on her Instagram @elizabethransom
Intricacies of Place: Visualizing Migration Through Alternative Photographic Processes with Elizabeth Ransom
On 2 August Elizabeth Ransom joined the Kinship Photography Collective for an in-depth discussion on the significance of place. We explored how alternative forms of photography can be used to navigate stories of global movement and migration.
Based between the Pacific Northwest and the South of England artist, researcher, and educator Elizabeth Ransom draws from her own personal experience of migration to visualize the complex and individual understanding of transnationality.
From homesickness to place attachment Ransom uses alternative photographic processes such as cyanotype, film soup, and soil chromatography to investigate the everyday lived experiences of those who have their roots in multiple locations. Reflecting on themes of displacement, memory, rootedness, and belonging particularly from the perspective of migrant women Ransom takes us through three of her most recent bodies of work Immigration Day (2019), The Woods (2021-2022), and Homesick (2021-2023). Ransom is also the founder and director of Women Alternative Photography Group a feminist research project celebrating women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ artists from all backgrounds working with alternative photographic processes. Ransom introduces the ongoing interview series and some of the work she is doing to advocate for women working with analog photography.
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