In Transnational Elizabeth Ransom discusses the hybrid identity that is forged through immigration. Each subject selected objects to represent the places they have called home. These objects represent specific memories, a tradition, or custom, but most importantly they represent who the subject is. This project celebrates the melding of national identities by creating masks that visualise the blending of cultures. Elizabeth placed the selected objects on top of large format negatives of the subject and rephotographed the scene to created these layered portraits.
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Elizabeth Ransom is a photographic artist based in the UK. She received her Bachelors in Fine Art and Art History specialising in Photography and Drawing from Western Washington University in the United States. She then pursued a Masters in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Elizabeth uses alternative photographic techniques in her work including pinhole, cyanotype, and collage. Her work has been shown globally in China, India, Mexico, America, England and Scotland.