Ms Chrystal Cherniwchan

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Contact Details

Room 6.06
Floor 6
New Adelphi Building
University of Salford
M5 4BR

Current positions

Teaching Fellow in Photography


My practice-based research explores expanded and speculative documentary practice(s), including photography, film and video, audio field recordings, and memoir/creative non-fiction and autofiction writing, by investigating more than human and more than algorithmic knowledge systems, focusing on affect and sensuality, asking questions around the production of recorded experience, and how these methods and outcomes influence knowledge production. I am also interested in critical debates around hyper-tools used in digital generative methods of creation, to critique artifice within creative contemporary mechanical reproductions, and questions surrounding ontological understanding within machine learning realities, and their effects on documentary practice.

Areas of Research

Expanded and Speculative Documentary
Feminist and New Materialism


Some of the Photography modules I lead on are Street & Studio, Photography and the Book, Creative Challenge, and Towards Resolution. In Autumn 2023 I will also be contributing to Studio Culture 1 in Fine Art.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Master of Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts