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) and Public Relations at Fundação Armando Alvarez Penteado (São Paulo, Brazil - 1999), she turned her focus to cinematography, working in short films, documentaries, and commercials, in São Paulo and New York.
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. In 2002, Sandra became the executive producer of a well-established video production house, working with national and international advertising agencies and network channels.
In 2012, she 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.
Sandra has had photos published in Brazilian magazines, as well as in the New York magazine Visionaire in 2003. In 2016, she was part of two group shows: Procession, in New York; and Art / formatto, in São Paulo - Brazil.