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Sister Ann McKean featured in Photography Exhibit

February 10, 2020
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes

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Illuminating Women is a collaboration of journalism and documentary photography. The project combines portraits of 30 inspiring women from the Fond du Lac community represented through black and white photography and biographical narratives. Laura and Juliane created this project to shine a light on exceptional women and their gifts to the community. Laura and Juliane hope that the Illuminating Women Project will move the Fond du Lac community to be inspired by their stories.

"We are so excited to share the stories of the 30 amazing ladies - including Adelante Mujer Foundress Sister Ann!  We are so honored to be able to feature her and tell story.  We are also featuring other women of faith, such as Sister Stephen of Cristo Rey Ranch and Mother Ezgi Perkins, an Episcopalian pastor," said Juliane.

Many of the women featured in the exhibit will be present at the opening reception on February 20 at THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935). 

Juliane and Laura are very grateful to Agnesian Healthcare, a member of SSM Health for their generous sponsorship and for making this project possible.


Laura Schneider was born in Wisconsin. At an early age, Laura recognized she had something different to offer the world. But, it wasn’t until recently that she realized what’s possible.

Laura is a Midwest-based artist who colors outside the lines of life. While earning her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her passion for photography was ignited in the darkroom.

For nearly two decades, Laura has been capturing subtleties that go overlooked by the casual observer. Her perceptive nature gives her work character and revealing depth. She leverages her senses and the natural qualities of her environment to leave inspired, relatable creations in her wake.


Juliane Troicki is a native of Berlin, Germany.

She has made Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, her home for the last six years. Juliane is a mother of four children. She cares deeply about her environment and has been a long-term community advocate and volunteer. Juliane holds a Ph.D. in political science and teaches classes at local colleges, currently at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. As an educator, she is passionate about teaching and learning, especially about women’s experiences and their role in the world. Juliane is excited to share what she has learned about the inspiring women in her community.


Exhibition will be on display from February 20, 2020 – March 28, 2020

Opening Reception: February 20, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk: February 20, 6:30 pm

Illuminating Women: An art collaboration by Laura Schneider and Juliane Troicki

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