Vanessa Rojo de la Vega was born in Mexico City in 1977. Her interest in photography and video at an early age led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Visual Arts in Mexico City. After graduating, she worked for global advertising agency DDB. Drawn to the world of filmmaking, Vanessa joined production house Bross y Asociados, where she spent two years as Assistant Director.
In 2010, she moved to New York and completed the General Studies in Photography rogram at the International Center of Photography, receiving The Joanie M. Chen Fund for Education scholarship. As part of the program, she also had the opportunity to intern for Elisabeth Biondi, an independent curator who has held leading photography and editor roles in magazines such as Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. After completing her studies, Vanessa started working as a full-time assistant to renowned photographer Martin Schoeller. As a freelance photographer, she has been published in Vanity Fair Mexico, GQ Mexico, Life&Style and Travel + Leisure. In 2014, she was a SPD Merit Winner for her work in Travel + Leisure Mexico.
Vanessa currently works and lives in New York.