Sandra Steinbrecher is a Chicago photographer focused mainly on documentary projects. Recently, she photographed the art and artists of the Wabash Arts Corridor and the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, two public art initiatives in Chicago. Over the last several years, she created photo diaries documenting life at Harper, Fenger and Marshall High Schools. From 2011-2014, Sandra collaborated with Ron Gordon to make the silver gelatin prints from original negatives for national and international exhibitions of Vivian Maier’s images from the Goldstein Collection. Sandra’s photos of the Wabash Arts Corridor murals were recently featured in an exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center and are currently at Columbia College Chicago. She has exhibited her education project images at the University of Illinois, Grinnell College and Luther College and with the Chicago Photography Collective. Her images appeared in the 2014 CNN national docuseries, Chicagoland, on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight program, in Rolling Stone Brasil, in the Economist, on ebony.com and other publications.
Portrait by Devina Yoestong