1009. Decorated Combat Photographer–“I Strive to Live My Life to the Fullest for Those Who Can’t”
“No one in our lives knows us and what we want to do in our deepest selves. They are concerned about our financial security and survival, which is fine, but listen to yourself and follow what actually interests you, because you know what that is, even at a very young age. The military turned out to be the best decision I could make because it married both security along with giving me a platform from which to grow and expand my artistic talents and deep love of photography. After I retired, this foundation was the springboard I needed to launch my life forward as an entrepreneur and business owner.”
“I left behind so many wonderful people that didn’t make it home from the Iraq war and every single day I strive to live in their honor and to live my life to the fullest for those who can’t.”
Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in service she traveled to over 41 countries. During three combat tours, she earned the Bronze Star and Air Force Commendation with Valor for combat actions in Iraq. Though disabled and retired from military service she continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project. Her work has been exhibited at The Pentagon and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Connecting With Stacy Pearsall
Website: www.veteransportraitproject.com and www.stacypearsall.com
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Careers: Photographer, Veteran