Shining a new dynamic light on community wrenching situations, Serafima Sokolov adds new dimensions to captured moments. The image, whether a still shot or moving picture though, can never tell the true story of what the individuals actually went through. Through human aid on hand to assist the injured, through financial aid to rebuild, and through the historical documentation made to understand the situation for the future, an artist can be a part of that documentation in reminding the public that although news stories are fickle, life is full of situations that need attention. Humanity will always prevail in the end over some of the corruption that surfaces in natural and human disasters. By painting from real photographs, the works speak of the suffering of human kind throughout the ages.