May 28, 2022

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Photojournalist Kirsten Elstner, Fairview alum, reaches youngsters around the world

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Like a flower seed planted in a Dixie cup in daycare and specified to Mother on Mother’s Day, the concept for a profession sort of grew up with Kirsten Elstner. 

Now, at 56, Elstner, whose maiden name is Bremmer, has taken her life activities and produced VisionWorkshops. It resulted from her escalating up with trade pupils from Brazil and Chili, writing at Fairview High School, performing with pictures from Allegheny School, a college semester in Europe, a write-up-college graduation backpacking excursion to Australia and Southeastern Asia, and her own startling senses of push and journey. 

Her eyesight for the program has received her the 3rd Distinguished Alumni award from the Fairview School Foundation.

Kirsten Elstner, left, formerly of Fairview, works with a student from the Tohono O'odham Native community on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014. The project's mission was to help youth living on the border tell their stories with writing and photography.

She graduated in 1982 from Fairview and in 1986 from Allegheny.

2nd winner:Vet, artist, the government is Fairview Distinguished Alum

Initially winner:Fairview University Foundation to honor surgeon and entrepreneur

“The award was created by the faculty foundation to recognize the perform that our alumni are carrying out all around the globe,” said Justin Zona, director of curriculum, instruction and evaluation for the Fairview Faculty District. 

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