Arcadia Rom-Frank

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This is the photo that made me a ‘photographer.’ After a series of disappointing events at a summer arts camp I doubted my passion for photography. But I stumbled upon a simple scene that compelled me. From this simple setting I made a photograph that I was excited to print. I was so happy with this picture that afterwards wherever I looked I saw photographs. I feel as if I know what to look for now that I made a “successful” photograph. I continue to look for that same burst of inspiration that came from that moment of frustration.

About the Author

Arcadia Rom-Frank
Arcadia Rom-Frank is a high school senior who lives in Western Massachusetts and attends a tiny little school known as The Academy at Charlemont. Arcadia has been the student of many excellent photographers at the Snow Farm Institute, The Academy at Charlemont and at the In-Sight Photography Center in Brattleboro, VT. Her fantasy job is to be a photojournalist for some incredible magazine or newspaper that allows her to meet all types of people. The In-Sight Photography Project, Inc. offers students a creative voice and outlet, an opportunity to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth and encourages them to become actively engaged in their communities. In-Sight teaches photography to youth ages 11-18 throughout Southern Vermont, regardless of their ability to pay.