Bio

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Sandra Bacchi is a Brazilian photographer, based in Rye Brook, New York. Coming from a family of filmmakers, she is strongly influenced by motion pictures. Earning a degree in photography at Escola Panamericana de Artes (São Paulo, Brazil -1997). she turned her focus to cinematography, working on short films, documentaries, and commercials, in São Paulo and New York. 

In 2012, Bacchi 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 at the School of Visual Arts, the State University of New York at Purchase, Aperture and the Museum of Modern Art. 

In 2017, Sandra's work will be part of the group shows:

  • Photography Now 2017 Exhibition - The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY (early November)
  • 35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Houston Center for photography, Houston, TX (July 14 - August 27)
  • "Black + White" - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (July 7 - August 19).
  • "She" - Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (May 5 - June 11);
  • "Metro 31" - City Without Walls, Newark, NJ (April 1 - June 3);  

In 2016, Sandra was part of two group shows: "Procession," in New York; and "Art / formatto," in São Paulo - Brazil. Bacchi has had photos published in Brazilian magazines, as well as in the New York magazine Visionaire in 2003.

In 1997, Sandra won first place at the BMW International photography contest “As Seen By.” In 1999, she was Director of Photography of the short film “Nobody Better Than You.” In 2001, Sandra attended the Hungarian International Cinematography Workshop D.O.P., taught by Academy Award winner Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs.