Artist, educator, and curator Shelby Graham is, in her own words, interested in “collaborations and non-traditional photographic processes.” She focuses on the environment and mankind’s effect on it, war and military machinery, and the intricate interconnections between our actions and large-scale events. She addresses these concerns through manipulated, collaged, transferred, and otherwise heavily worked-over photographs. Graham has focused on America’s atomic bombing of Japan during World War II in many projects, presenting collaged images of bombs or pictures of a fragmented Noh mask. In a more recent series, she examined the so-called butterfly effect, a theory premised on the idea that all actions, even the most infinitesimal, may set off a chain of consequences leading to massive events. To illuminate this theory, Graham photographed thousands of butterfly specimens, highlighting their paradoxical power and fragility.