Disabled combat vet, founder of the Veterans Portrait Project, photographer, educator, lecturer, philanthropist & author of Shooter & PJ Guide
Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age
of 17. During her time in the service, she traveled to over 41
countries, and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at
Syracuse University. Now combat disabled and retired from military
service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as a freelance
photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, public
speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project.
was one of only two women to win NPPA's Military Photographer of the
Year competition, and the only woman to have earned it twice. She's been
honored as the Air Force Veteran of the Year by the Air Force Band and
PBS, presented the Trojan Labor American Hero Award, honored with the
Daughters of the American Revolution Margaret Cochran Corbin Award,
lauded by the White House as a Champion of Change, and holds an honorary
doctoral degree from The Citadel.
The release of her first
photography book, Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera, received
worldwide praise as "A book of the highest levels in the annals of
combat journalism." And her second book, A Photojournalist's Field
Guide: In the Trenches with Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall, is "A
must have for every aspiring photographer out there, and even pros can
pick up a few new tricks to help them become better photographers."