February 28 - March 16, 2024 | Wednesdays 6-8pm (Pacific Time) + Saturday (3/16) 10am-12pm (Pacific Time)
Join Elizabeth Ransom this winter as the Photographic Center Northwest continues their Conversations on Photography series to help create community and a forum for critical discussion of contemporary photography. Over this four-part series, artist and educator Elizabeth Ranson will introduce participants to contemporary issues facing women in photography today. With guest speakers from 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. You 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. This series will also explore the implications of the patriarchy on women photographers, and critically analyze photographic histories from a global perspective.
Sign up for the Women Behind the Camera Workshop HERE
Untitled 1999 from the series Country Girls © Anna Fox & Alison Goldfrapp courtesy of Centre for British Photography, London
On the 26 October 2023 Elizabeth Ransom joined Charan Singh, Bahareh Akbarisfa, Mårten Lange, and Anna Linderstam in the "Meet the Photographers Debate and Panel Discussion"
This lively gathering brought together some of the leading artists who are working at the forefront of contemporary photographic practice. This event brings together a range of speakers across photographic disciplines responding to and reflecting upon the work and themes of Raising the Roof. The panel was chaired by Anna Fox, Professor of Photography at UCA Farnham.
Elizabeth Ransom is currently exhibiting three pieces from her series "Homesick" in the "Raising the Roof" exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery and Museum in Woking.
This exhibition celebrates 13 years of the ground-breaking international MFA Photography course at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham. This historical survey show features important graduates from the course, including contemporary photographers Anna Linderstam, Mårten Lange, and Charan Singh, who are all now exhibiting and published photographers.
UCA’s MFA Photography course is one of the only 2-year full-time post-graduate photography courses in the UK and has launched the careers of extraordinary artists who have contributed to the development of photography worldwide.
The exhibition is open from 21 October 2023 – 7 January 2024.
For more information please visit The Lightbox website HERE.
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.
Find out more HERE.
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.