Bio

Sandra Bacchi is a Brazilian photographer, based in Pittsburgh, PA. As a visual artist, she blends documentary and conceptual photography with her background in cinematography to find a cohesive conversation between the reality around her and her constant inner inquiries about life. Bacchi grew up in a filmmaking environment, as both of her parents owned film production businesses in Brazil.  Storytelling has always been an integral part of Sandra’s family dynamic.  Inspired by the places and experiences that are part of her journey, Bacchi uses photography to share stories that reflect her narrative and aesthetic. 

Earning a degree in photography at Escola Panamericana de Artes (São Paulo, Brazil -1997), Sandra turned her focus to cinematography, working on short films, documentaries, and commercials, in São Paulo and New York. In 2001, Bacchi attended the Hungarian International Cinematography Workshop D.O.P., taught by Academy Award winner Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs.

In 2012, Sandra moved to NYC with her family and returned to her roots in photography at International Center of Photography, attending classes with Michael Foley, Martine Fougeron, and Barbara Mensch. She has also taken continuing education classes and workshops at the School of Visual Arts, the State University of New York at Purchase, Aperture and the Museum of Modern Art. 

Selected Group Show

2017

- “Photography Now 2017 Exhibition” - The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Juried by William Ewing, Woodstock, NY (November 4);

- “Stories” - PH21 Gallery, Juried by Zsolt Bátori, Juror’s choice, Budapest, HU (October 26 – November 18);

- “Surreal Photography exhibition” – The Passaporte, Juried by Sarah Sudhoff, Honorable Mention, (online);

- "Black/White" - A Smith Gallery, Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Johnson City, TX (August 4 - September 10)

- “35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition” - Houston Center for photography, Juried by Rebecca Senf, Houston, TX (July 14 - August 27);

- "Black + White" - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Jured by Ann M. Jastrab, Fort Collins, CO (July 7 - August 19);

- "40th Anniversary Print Sale" - The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

- "She" – A Smith Gallery, Juried by Kat Kiernan, Johnson City, TX (May 5 - June 11);

- "Metro 31" - City Without Walls, Juried by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Siddhartha Mitter, Margaret O’Reilly, Newark, NJ (April 1 - June 3).

2016

- "Procession," – Pop Up Show curated by Gisela Gueiros, New York, NY (October 21);

- "Art / formatto," – Pop Up Show curated by Lica Pedroso, São Paulo - Brazil (October 27 - 30). 

Publications

- Edge of Humanity Magazine. September 2017

- Don’t Take Picture Magazine. July 2017

- Visionaire Magazine, Issue 41 World. 2003

Award 

- First place at the BMW International photography contest “As Seen By.” 1997

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