Sandra Bacchi is a Brazilian photographer, based in Pittsburgh, PA. As a visual artist, she likes to tell stories. Sandra 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), Bacchi turned her focus to cinematography, working on short films, documentaries, and commercials.
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.
In 2017 Bacchi will be part of group shows at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Houston Center for photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, A Smith Gallery, City Without Walls, PH21 Galley, among others. Her work was also featured in the Edge of Humanity Magazine and Don’t Take Picture Magazine.