Chrissy is a photographer based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. Between 2013 and 2016 she produced Herstory; a series of oral histories with photo essays on NZ women, alongside educational workshops at Karanga Mai, a school for teenage parents. She is now working on a personal project, under the handle of @kouwen_ (taken from her maiden name Kouwenhoven), photographing her local community which is faced with sea level rise as well as broader Aotearoa and its native wilderness.
Her portfolio includes UC Ceismic’s ‘Disappearing Suburbs’, and The National Council of Women of New Zealand's 'Women's Voices'. She graduated with Honours at Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2014.