“The arts have completely transformed my perception of the world.” When Daria first started photography her favorite genres were macro and still life. But she has turned to portrait photography which has enabled her to express more meaning and emotion, voicing perspectives of herself and others in a creative way. She uses her lens to present ways that media and societal norms impact people. She says that in every situation she is in she is always thinking through art. Daria is a student at Martin County High School and a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Her art has been exhibited at the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show for three consecutive years, and the pieces she submitted were purchased in 2019 and 2020. She photographed and edited over 100 submissions for the Education Foundation of Martin County Evening of Excellence program in February 2020.