This Female Vet Is One Of History’s Most Decorated Combat Photographers

“When you’re young, you have this sense of invincibility, “ says Stacy Pearsall. “You can hear the gunshots, but they can’t touch you.“ Pearsall is a former Air Force Combat Photojournalist who spent much of her storied ten-year Air Force career assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron in Charleston South Carolina

Stacy Pearsall: Paying It Forward — zPhotoJournal

I’d have to say I spent the majority of my time thinking like a journalist – that’s what I was trained to do. In fact, I rarely carried a long rifle because I felt it distracted me from my real job. I kept a pistol on my hip for “oh shit” moments. I was of the mind that if the situation got bad enough, I could probably find a rifle not in use. This was the case only a couple times for me. Even during the most intense gun battles, I forced myself to stay behind my camera and not get behind the gun.

How Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart & Ami Vitale Are Making the Next Six Months Count - PhotoShelter Blog

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2014, right? But the good news is there’s still over 200 days left to bring in business, make more connections with potential photo clients, and end the year strong. To help you out and provide a little i

we caught up with a few top photographers including Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Stacy Pearsall, Dixie Dixon, and Gary Arndt to ask one question: How do you plan to grow your photo business over the next six months?

Behind the Lens with Stacy Pearsall – – PopPhotoJune 2008


Combat photojournalist Stacy Pearsall was named the Military Photographer of the Year recently for the second time. One of only two women to take home the honor, she is the first woman to take it twice. Having just finished serving as a mentor for the annual Department of Defense Worldwide Military Workshop, Pearsall talked with American Photo about how she proved she could hang with the boys and her fast rise through the ranks.

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Combat Camera Airman receives best in DOD honor


A photojournalist from the 1st Combat Camera Squadron here has been recognized as the best in the Department of Defense.

Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall was named Military Photographer of the Year. She received the honor against more than 1,700 entries submitted by her peers from all branches of the U.S. military worldwide.

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