The White House selected Stacy Pearsall, a former Air Force combat photographer and disabled veteran, as a Women Veterans Champion of Change. The White House recognizes Americans who are making positive change in their communities. On March 19th, the White House, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will host the Women Veterans Champions of Change event in Washington, D.C. where Pearsall will be awarded for her work with veterans. In conjunction with the White House award ceremony, Pearsalls story will be featured on the White … [Read more...] about White House Selects Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall as a Women Veterans Champion of Change
I'll never forget the day I met Air Force Staff Sergeant Stacy Pearsall (Retired.) She was with her husband (Andy) and together they coached me through a doors-off helicopter ride around Maui. Photographing from the air is something I have very little experience with. But on that day, there was something else in play. For reasons I won't discuss here, I have trouble around helicopters - but who could resist a chance to photograph Maui from the air? So I went. With Stacy and Andy in the back seat, I jumped in and started shooting. Stacy sensed … [Read more...] about Photographers – Are You Really Passionate About Your Work?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a guest post by Stacy Pearsall. I met Stacy when I was teaching in Maui last year and found her story and her photography inspiring. Please allow me to introduce you to Stacy. Guest Post By: Stacy L. Pearsall I used to believe that the one thing in life you can count on - is that you can't count on anything. I joined the U.S. Air Force when I was 17 and figured I would be in the service for most of my life. I enlisted as a still photographer and my primary mission was to cover daily Air Force activities. At the time, … [Read more...] about Embracing Change and Adapting Your Photography