Lisa Wiltse was born in Weston, Connecticut, USA and graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a BFA in photography. In 2004 she moved to Sydney, Australia where she worked as a staff photographer for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2008, she decided to pursue her freelance career and in 2009 moved to La Paz, Bolivia. She has traveled extensively, focusing on documenting everyday life in marginalized communities in places such as Bangladesh, Uganda, Philippines, Bolivia, New Zealand and the USA. She is currently a contributor with Getty reportage and based in the NYC area.
Photography is a passport to other worlds. Being a privileged person, I want to understand the life of those less privileged. Being a female I want to try to understand the hardships of women. Being a humanist, I want to understand and consequently shine a light on the plight of suffering children. It is this desire to experience and try to understand things other than what I know that informs my work.