The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall​

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 40 countries and participated in the military photojournalism program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During three combat tours, she earned the Bronze Star Medal and Air Force Commendation with Valor for combat actions in Iraq. Though 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.


In this video you’ll learn about:

  • Stacy’s background and military experience
  • Seeing combat through the lens of a camera
  • Stacy’s transition home from combat
  • Transitioning from one identity to another
  • Coping with change
  • The beginning of the Veterans Portrait Project
  • The reactions of veterans to the VPP
  • Post-traumatic growth


Excerpt from Head Space and Timing