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Stacy Pearsall

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Untitled, January 27, 2007 Photograph (contemplating the Passing of a Friend)
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Untitled (Baseball in Iraq), February 6, 2007 Photograph
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Untitled (Baseball in Iraq), February 6, 2007 Photograph
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Untitled, January 27, 2007 Photograph (contemplating the Passing of a Friend)
Quick Facts
Schools
Syracuse University, 2004, Photojournalism
Statement

US Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer nearly ten years ago at the age of 17. In 2003, she became one of only two women to win the NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition. Stacy followed up by again winning the award in 2007.  In the fall of 2004, she attended Syracuse University where she was presented with the Associated Collegiate Press Award. Her work has been seen in Time Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, PBS: Operation Home Coming and GQ Magazine: This is Our War. Other notables include her photo project titled "Birth Control Glasses" which was featured at National Geographic's Look Photo Exhibit and her portrayal of combat experiences in Iraq titled "Inside an Ambush" in NPPA Magazine. Most recently, she took the NPPA Women in Photojournalism Competition's top honors as Best in Show and placed in the Atlanta Photojournalism Contest. Pearsall has had three deployments to Iraq where she was witness to heavy fighting. She was injured by an IED blast on her second tour, and was injured again during her third deployment. For her actions in Iraq, Pearsall received an Air Force Commendation with Valor and a Bronze Star Medal. Today Stacy lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband Andy Dunaway, who is also a combat photographer.

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