Chiho Bangert was born in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1975. 
She studied graphic design at Tokyo Zokei University and got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1998. After working two years in an advertisement field in Tokyo, moved to New York in 2001. Graduated from International Center of Photography in General Study Program in 2003.

Currently, she is a mother of two daughters, based in Cologne, Germany.
She is working as a graphic designer and also working on her personal photography projects. She collaborates often with her husband, Christoph Bangert, a photographer and an educator. In 2018, together with his students, Christoph and Chiho founded the fotobus society, one of the largest non-profit photography student projects worldwide.