Iraq Veteran Stacy Pearsall has many stories to tell—not with her voice or her words, but her eyes.
She has been nationally recognized for her war photography, and most recently, for her ongoing series called the Veterans Portrait Project. Her compelling story was documented for The American Veteran , VA’s news program, and we’re pleased to announce it took home an Emmy earlier this month.
Since its debut in 2005, The American Veteran has won four Emmys in the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy competition.
The segment on Pearsall focuses on her readjustment to civilian life after medically retiring following injuries sustained in combat. She twice received the NPPA Military Photographer of the Year, and after leaving the Air Force, she opened her own photography studio in Charleston with her husband.
The Veterans Portrait Project features stark black-and-white photos of Veterans at her local VA medical center in Charleston. She has since expanded the project to include other facilities. Check out our previous coverage of her work, and watch the award-winning segment below. Watch more episodes of The American Veteran here.