"The Education Project: Educators as Advocates: A Look to the Future"

Photography by Sandy Steinbrecher
September 4 - October 18, 2013
Center for Faith and LIfe

There will be a Gallery Reception, Artist's Talk, and Panel Discussion on Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life.

Sandy Steinbrecher

Chicago photographer Sandy Steinbrecher’s Education Project is a visual exploration of the inspiration, motivation and passion in those who educate. It looks at the people and places that have shaped their own strength and vision through a series of documentary photos of life at a few Chicago public high schools and the challenges and successes experienced there. Her recent assignments for Chicago Public Schools have taken her into some underachieving high schools to document their challenging turnaround programs. In the last few years, she has created photo diaries documenting life at Marshall, Fenger and Harper High Schools.

She has exhibited her work with the Chicago Photography Collective, the Chicago Public Library and the Battrell Gallery. Her photos have appeared on the Chicago Public Schools’ and White House websites, on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Program, in the Economist magazine and in numerous other publications. In 2009, one of her photos won a national contest, which led to a trip to Vietnam and a solo gallery show of the black and white images she shot there. She is currently working with Ron Gordon making the silver gelatin prints of Vivian Maier’s images from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection.

For more information on Sandy Steinbrecher and her work, please visit her personal website

The Education Project: Educators as Advocates: A Look to the Future