Fanny Lechevalier Lafon sUntitled work

(digital collage incorporating photograph by Arsen Petrov and painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau)

When Russia invaded Ukraine last year, French artist Fanny Lechevalier Lafon saw an ever-growing, ever-present roll of news photos—a barrage of horrifying images that record the war’s toll and tragedy and continue to haunt so many of us. “I have been touched by these moving and terrifying images,” she writes in her artist’s statement, “feeling very frustrated and powerless as a witness of this tragedy.”