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The work of Sandy Steinbrecher, Chicago photographer, is on display through Friday, Oct. 18, on the upper level of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

A gallery reception, artist talk and panel discussion for Steinbrecher are at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Center for Faith and Life.

The show, titled "The Education Project: Educators as Advocates: a Look to the Future," and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

"The Education Project" was part of a recent assignment for Steinbrecher that took her into some underachieving high schools in Chicago that are rising to the challenge of their turnaround programs.

The exhibit visualizes the inspiration, motivation and passion that the educators at Marshall, Fenger and Harber High Schools radiate, showing the people and places that have shaped their strength and vision.

Steinbrecher's work has been exhibited with the Chicago Photography Collective, the Chicago Public Library and the Battrell Gallery. Her photos have been published on the Chicago Public Schools and White House websites, on WTTW's Chicago Tonight Program, in the Economist magazine and in several other publications.

In 2009, one of Steinbrecher's photos won a national contest, giving her the chance to travel to Vietnam and show a solo gallery of the black and white images she shot there.

Currently she is collaborating with Ron Gordon to make silver gelatin prints of Vivian Maier's images from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection.