Veterans Portrait Project
Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. The Veterans Portrait Project began while Pearsall rehabilitated from combat injuries sustained in Iraq. Spending hours in VA waiting rooms surrounded by Veterans from every generation and branch of service, Pearsall was compelled to honor and thank them in the only way she knows how, photography. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and those who fought valiantly, over 40 of Pearsall’s images cover the walls within the Pentagon. What’s more, 15 fine art prints of her combat imagery are featured in a joint exhibition, “The Face of Battle, Americans at War 9/11 to Now,” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. She is the only Military artist presently represented there. Though combat disabled and retired from Military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as an independent photographer, and is an author, educator, Military consultant, public speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project.