Chris Goodyear grew up in Toronto and Ottawa, where she currently resides.  Her photographic practice begins from a place of curiosity and empathy, motivated by the act of caring.  She is not an objective outsider bearing witness to the world - Chris  makes a genuine connection with her subjects, producing work that is vulnerable, sensitive, and intense.  Using tightly structured compositions, Chris connects to a deeply felt shared experience, humanistic in tone.


19th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards: Honourable Mention, Non-Professional "Portraits" category

Royal Photographic Society IPE 164 Shortlist

American Photography 38 (AP38) Chosen Winner

School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa – Apex 2022 Exhibition: Outstanding Digital Award

School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa – A+ 2021 Exhibition: Honourable Mention – Analogue/Alternative Process


Altern Studio , group show March 2023, Ottawa

Worlds of Women 2022, collective exhibition, Trieste, Italy

Using Format