Cara Phillips was born in Detroit, Michigan. After spending most of her life in the beauty industry – first as a child model then as a make-up artist in luxury department stores – she returned to Sarah Lawrence College to study photography. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally and it is in several private collections. Cara not only focuses on her own work, she also writes and curates. She is the co-founder of the online exhibition site, Women in Photography, and a member of the international photography photo group, POC Project. Her first monograph, Singular Beauty, is being published by Dutch-based Fw: for Fall 2012. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.