Lisa Kaplowitz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1980 to Robert and Caroline Ullman and raised in Toms River, New Jersey. Her first contact with the arts was in high school, where she was introduced to the darkroom. As a high school student she started experimenting with photography in an after-school photo club. During that time, she was photographing with black and white film and printing in the school darkroom. She learned the fundamentals of darkroom photography, which later influenced her to become a photo major in college. She received a BFA in visual arts at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In her first two years of undergraduate study she focused on several themes, but the most meaningful to her were the images of her grandmother, who is a Holocaust survivor. In an attempt to further understand her familial roots and emphasize the meaning of her images, she obtained a double minor in Holocaust Studies and Jewish Studies. In May 2009, she received a Master of Fine Arts from University of Miami. In addition to working on her newest series, titled Merchants, she teaches and does free-lance work. Her most recent work can be seen in Photographer's Forum Magazine May/Summer 2009 issue, and Best of College Photography 2009. In December 2008, she won The Miami Herald's Art Basel Contest. Other selected publications include: The Ocean Grove Record (2008 December 12), Miami Sun Post (2007) Gallery Gallop, El Nuevo Herald, Art Routes. Photographer's Forum Magazine May/Summer 2009 issue, and Best of College Photography 2009.