Chrystal was born in north-eastern China in Harbin and has worked and lived in the UK, China, Australia, and Mongolia. 

Her work focuses on intersections between science, art, and culture, using a mixture of sculpture, writing, and photography to make complexity visible. 

Chrystal holds a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography from London College of Communication. 



The Guardian, The Telegraph, Neehao Magazine, Digital Marketing Magazine, The Mays, ZINE 2010, Issue 3 (The Cambridge Student), Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal



Cambridge Faces - sponsored by Epsom - Cambridge, 2012



ESPY Photo Award Book Prize 2017 

IdeasTap 16-25 Photographic Award with Magnum Photos 2013