Born in Melbourne Australia, Vivien Allender moved to Tokyo at the age of 17 and quickly mastered Japanese. She spent many years living and working in Asia. Japan had an indelible influence on the evolution of her aesthetics, and today her photographic style reflects that unique experience. She  completed a Masters Degree in Visual Arts at Victoria College of the Arts at Melbourne University, is a member of ICP's faculty and an educator at NYFA. She currently lives and works in New York but loves traveling for work and pleasure and has shot in various countries throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas.  ___________________________________________________