After Helga Bahmer studied Art (video, photography, environmental design) at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, she visited the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. There, she deepened her
knowledge in photography and documentary film.
Later, she worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Hamburg.
Finally, she took part in the postgraduate courses of film directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, with Diploma in 2009. Since 2010 she is also mother of a son.
Helga Bahmer lives and works in Hamburg.