Chrystal Cherniwchan

School of Arts and Media

Photo of Chrystal Cherniwchan

Current positions

Teaching Fellow in Photography


I use photography, video, field recordings, text, and voice in my practice, and consider my projects to be speculative in the way they sit in-between the binaries that still prevail in the discourse around documentary image/sound making. Aiming to create hybrid forms, I test and experiment with digital and analogue captures to see how malleable and stretchy processes can be and take them to a place of 'becoming'. I often use landscape as a stage to perform and/or appropriate narratives that exist within a place, often pointing towards memory, agency, gender, and class, with a strong interest in our entanglement with nature.

I am also interested in the materiality in print and photography, limited edition artist's publications, and photo books, and a regular contributor to the UK publication Printmaking Today.

Areas of research

Photography, Sound, Landscape, Print


BA (Hons) Photography

Research Interests

Speculative possibilities within various modes of documentary capture.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking
  • University of Western England (UWE), Bristol, UK
  • BFA, Photography
  • Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Canada