Christine Chung


Christine Chung (b. 1994) is a Korean-Filipino freelance photographer based in the Philippines. She is interested in exploring internal life through imagery and collaborations with subjects on personal experiences with identity. Her ongoing work is a response to grief, making sense of her own identity, and her relationship to the two cultures she was born into.

In 2012 and 2014, she was awarded a scholarship grant and was mentored by Kevin WY Lee in the Invisible Photographer Asia Online Mentorship Program. Here she produced ‘A Portrait of Us.’ In 2015, she was mentored by documentary photographer Alex Baluyut in the Masterclass in Documentary Photography Edition 10. In the same year, she attended the Angkor Photo Festival Workshop where she was mentored by Sohrab Hura, Antoine d'Agata, and Tania Bohorquez.

Besides Christine's photography work, she also volunteers at an artist-activist organization, DAKILA, and the independent multimedia collective, Mayday Multimedia, helping cover worker’s issues in the Philippines.


Christine Chung’s Gyopo reframes the process of grieving from one of distant isolation to an act of quiet reverence, bringing forth the sanctity of familial keepsakes and the cultural norms of loss.