Vanessa Bahmani was born in Guatemala City and raised in Berkeley, California.
She began taking photo classes while enrolled at Berkeley High School. Soon after, Photography
became her favorite language. After high school she attended UC Berkeley, and despite her rigorous academic schedule, a camera was never a far reach. She continued to hone her photography skills by taking various
photo courses each semester. Although she graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Ethnic Studies, she realized her true calling was photography, so she moved to NYC to pursue that dream. She recently earned an MFA degree in Photography from School of Visual Arts in New York City (2009).
Vanessa Bahmani has exhibited her work at the Power House Books Arena in Brooklyn (summer 2008), The ISE Cultural Foundation in SoHo (Summer 2009), iGavel (Summer 2009), and the Red Bull Space in SoHo (Fall 2009). Vanessa?s break dance photos have won her much acclaim, and in 2008 she was nominated a semi finalist in the Adobe Achievement Awards. In 2009 She was a nominee for the NY Photo Festival and was awarded first place at the Neo Pop Realism International Art Competition.
Vanessa continues to exhibit her work, she is fluent in Spanish, knowledgeable in Farsi and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.