Photographer in Newark, New Jersey
Carmen Polanco has had a camera in her hand since she was a child. Her grandpa had given her a simple automated point-and-shoot camera as a gift. Every member of her family was ecstatic to be photographed with her, and it showed in the candid positions they struck, as well as their willingness to participate in special occasions such as her birthday and holiday portraits. Polanco's family's encouragement sparked her interest in photography.