Lisa Powers was born in the south of France and emigrated to New York with her family when she was ten years old.
In 1980, she borrowed a NIKON camera and began shooting.
She learned more by artistic experimentation and intuition than technical correctness, since she had absolutely no technical knowledge.
For the next twenty-five years she was one of the few women working successfully in commercial photography, an industry which was, and still is, largely male-dominated.
In 2008 she left New York and relocated to New Zealand where she shifted her photography from commercial to Fine Art, and herself from “a New York photographer in New Zealand” to “a New Zealand photographer from New York”.
It makes a difference.
Lisa Powers has won many prestigious international awards, including ‘Distinction Honours” from The Royal Photographic Society, London.
Her Photographic FineArt has been exhibited in art galleries in New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo.