From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Chrystal Callahan.
Chrystal Callahan , is a Toronto -born American Canadian visual artist, photographer, journalist and fashion model.
In 2015, Callahan released the photo series, "The Dirty War - Selfies of Terrorism, Virtue and Covert Sexuality" which appeared in ELLE Magazine. Callahan works in series, typically photographing herself in a range of attires and props. She shoots her photos alone alone in her studio, embracing various roles as the subject, director, hair & make-up artist, stylist, model and photographer.
Callahan began hosting Highlights of the Week with Chrystal Callahan in June, 2009. It was a subtitled English-language television show in Russia 's North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya .
In 2008, Callahan wrote, produced and directed Greco Roman Grozny , a film about 3 teens attempting to escape war torn.Chechnya through competitive Greco Roman wrestling .In July 2010, Callahan launched a new program called "Chechnya Through The Eyes of Chrystal Callahan". It is focused on travel / tourist destinations in the Chechen Republic, Islam and Chechen Culture.
Callahan has been dubbed the "Maverick Model". She embarked on a singing career under the stage name of KRISTALL and became a popstar in the North Caucasus. She performed songs in the Russian and Chechen language . KRISTALL studies and performs traditional Chechen dance.
Criticism and praise
Callahan has had some criticism for working in Chechnya. Critics see her as a supporter of pro-Russian Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov and accuse her of being a propaganda tool for the Chechen government. Callahan has been compared to Walter Duranty , the British journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a set of stories written in 1931 on the Soviet Union.   CNN featured Callahan in the summer of 2010 and credited her as being a symbol of stability and peace after years of conflict in the unstable region. Chrystal Callahan is a Toronto-born Americanfashion model, hot zone journalist, and philanthropist.