Camilla Douraghy was born in Iran to an American mother and Iranian father. Because of the political unrest in her home country and the war with Iraq, she left Iran when she was ten. She moved to Switzerland and later went to high school in Germany. Upon graduation she went to America and studied Classics and Religion at Wheaton College MA. She then went on to graduate school in England and received an M. Phil from Oxford University in Modern Middle Eastern studies. It was at college that she first studied photography, and it is a passion that has followed her ever since. She has lived and traveled extensively through out South East Asia and Japan, and now lives in Switzerland with her husband and three children.
Camilla Douraghy has had group and solo shows in Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Denver, and she is currently exhibiting at Gallery Kornfeld in Berlin.