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Stacy Pearsall

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Years of service

Staff sergeant

Syracuse University


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Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor

A Photojournalist's Field Guide: In the Trenches with Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall

Battles and wars
Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom

United States Air Force

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Stacy L. Pearsall is an award-winning American photographer. She first entered combat as a photographer in Iraq in 2003. She spent 280 days covering humanitarian relief missions and covering Special Forces operations. Her images were used by the President, Secretary of Defense, and Joint Chiefs of Staff to make informed decisions in the battle space. Pearsall served as a military photographer in the United States Air Force until her wounds lead to her medical discharge. Since her retirement Pearsall has worked as a professional photographer.


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Pearsall was profiled on The Oprah Winfrey Show and on the PBS Newshour.

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Pearsall enlisted in the Air Force at age 17. She attended, but never earned a degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, while still in the U.S. Air Force.

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Pearsall was awarded a Bronze Star and twice won the NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition.

Pearsall, and her husband Andy Dunaway, also a retired combat photographer, live in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2009 Pearsall assumed the ownership and direction of the Charleston Center for Photography.

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Stacy L Pearsall started off as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. Throughtout this time, she traveled to more than 41 countries and joined the Military Photojournalism program at Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University a few years later. She later went on to earn the Bronze Star Medal and Air Force Commendation with Valor for her combat actions in Iraq during three combat tours. While Pearseall was under rehabilitation for her combat injuries that she sustained in Iraq, she spent a long time in waiting rooms surrounded by veterans whom she wished to honor and thank through photography. She has photographed and documented about 6,000 veterans in over 27 states and held many exhibitions showing the work of veterans in their hometowns. Additionally, Pearsall earned a National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) at Military Photographer of the Year competition; becoming one of only two women to do so. She has also served as a nomination juror for the Pulitzer Prize and held a position in the advisory board of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. Pearsall has also been awarded the Carolinas Freedom Foundation Freedom Award , lauded by the White House as a Champion Change, given the Daughters of the American Revolution Mergaret Cochran Corbin Award, and holds an honorary doctoral degree from the Citadel. Between receiving all these awards, photography, and speaking engagements, Pearsall completed her first book of photography "Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera; as well as her second book "A Photojournalist's Field Guide : In the Trenches with Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall. Now retired from military service , Pearsall continues to work Worldwide as an independent photographer, educator, author, public speaker, military consultant, and the founder or the Veterans Portrait Project.

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