Cara Phillips was born and raised in suburban Detroit. Her history with the beauty industry began as a child model for Ford Models and continued into her early twenties when she worked as a make-up artist in luxury department stores. In 2004, she returned to school and studied photography at Sarah Lawrence College.
She has received numerous awards and is in several public & private collections. Solo exhibitions include Robert Morat Gallery in Hamburg & Station Independent Projects in New York City. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally and her first monograph was released in 2012 by Fw:.
She is the co-founder of the online exhibition site Women in Photography and a member of the international photography group Piece of Cake. When not making art she spends her time as a creative director in media & advertising.
Cara lives and works in Brooklyn.