Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Sandra Bacchi

Sandra Bacchi

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Collaboration

As a visual artist, I blend documentary and conceptual photography with my background in cinematography to find a cohesive conversation between the reality around me and my constant inner inquiries about life. I am particularly interested in juxtaposing my childhood stories with my daughters’ early life experiences and challenges. While my photos document my personal journey, I weave fiction into the truths to express more open-ended storytelling. Photographers such as Angela Strassheimnd, Philip Lorca Dicorcia and Gregory Crewdson inspire my work narrative, whileBernard and Hilda Becher, Irving Penn and Francesca Woodman contribute to my visual references.


Sandra Bacchi is a Brazilian photographer, based in Pittsburgh, PA. Earning a degree in photography at Escola Panamericana de Artes (São Paulo, Brazil), in 1997, Bacchi turned her focus to cinematography, working on short films and commercials in São Paulo and New York. 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.

Sandra’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published in contemporary photography magazines and Zines, such as Edge of Humanity, Don’t Take Picture and Femme Fotale. In 2017, her photographs were 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 and PH21 Galley, among others.


Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143
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  • Photography


  • Black & white
  • Conceptual
  • Digital
  • Digital manipulation
  • Documentary
  • Light
  • Narrative