Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer over 12 years ago at the age of 17. During her time in the service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During three tours in Iraq, she earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with Valor for heroic actions under fire. Now retired from the military, Pearsall works worldwide as a freelance photographer, and is the owner and Director of the Charleston Center for Photography. Pearsall gained wide public exposure when she shared her experiences as a female combat photojournalist with Oprah Winfrey on the media star’s television show in February 2009. Her work has appeared in print and television media, including Time magazine, New York Times, CNN, BBC, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Soldier of Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Bahrain Times to name a few. Pearsall’s photographs have also been featured in the Oscar-nominated PBS production, Operation Homecoming, and GQ magazine’s “This is Our War.” Her portrayal of combat experiences in Iraq, “Inside An Ambush,” was published in News Photographer, the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) magazine in 2007. Pearsall was one of only two women to win NPPA’s Military Photographer of the Year competition, and the only woman to have earned it twice. She is a two-time NPPA Women in Photojournalism top photographer. She was also honored as the Air Force Veteran of the Year in a musical tribute to America’s heroes by the Air Force Band and PBS. In Charleston, she was presented with the Trojan Labor American Hero Award for 2009. In 2007, Pearsall’s project titled Birth Control Glasses was featured at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia and a selection of her award winning combat photographs were exhibited in Hollywood, California; Washington D.C., Maryland; Milledgeville, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina.
Andy Dunaway has won countless photographic awards and honors over his 22 years as a combat photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology 1993. Over the last two decades, his work has been featured in publications like National Geographic, Newsweek, New York Times and Time to name a few. He has documented military conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Africa, Haiti and three tours in Iraq. He also served as Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld's personal photographer and was a lead editor on the Department of Defense Inauguration media team. He is currently residing in Charleston, South Carolina, where he continues to travel the world as a photojournalist.
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Legion Photo is a collaborative photo agency of the top military vet photographers of this generation. Providing professional photography services for multiple global outlets in safety and security industry in the government and private military sector.