THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
SGT STACY PEARSALL ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW
February 26, 2009
MAY 26, 2008 MEMORIAL DAY
KNBC BROADCASTS FEATURE ON THE EYE OF THE STORM ON EVENING NEWS
NBC Los Angeles reporter Cary Berglund will be reported on the showMay 26, 2008. The feature includes images from the exhibtion and interviews with Combat Photographer Sam Corum and Curator Dane Jensen.
A special thanks to all those who have given and who are giving their service on this Memorial Day.
MAY 24, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION LOS ANGELES
Eye of the Storm opened this evening. A crowd of 350 patrons made their way through the exhibition. Guests inluded photographers Stacy Pearsall, Russell Klika, Cherie Thurlby, and Sam Corum. Others included collectors, supporters, professionals from the art and design worlds, and members of the military. The press was on hand as well with camera crews from Fox, KTLA, my 13, International Combat Camera Association, and Friction TV. Flaunt Magazine brought support from Ocean Vodka, FIJI water and Peroni along with a sneak peak at their new upcoming issue on Eye of the Storm. Special thanks again to Showtime Networks and all the others who supported the show.
MAY 15, 2008
EYE OF THE STORM ARTICLE IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"IN JUNE 2003, Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall was new to Iraq, and she still got a rush from the "combat entry" landing, as the pilot hurtled the plane into a downward spiral in darkness to outmaneuver enemy fire......"
Arts writer for the LA Times, Anne-Marie O'Connor, has written article after conducting a series of interviews with photographer Stacy Pearsall, curator Dane Jensen, the Wounded Warrior Project, and a number of other the Eye of the Storm photographers. The online version www.latimes.com also featured an accompanying video on the show, produced by award-winning editor Chad Miller of AV Squad.
MAY 14, 2008
EYE OF THE STORM LISTED IN THE 'CALENDAR TOP 10...NOT-TO-MISS PICKS FOR MAY', MAY 2008 ISSUE
The article can be found on p.36 in the Angeleno "Gourmet Issue" May 2008 and was written by Alexis Johnson.
MAY 12, 2008
NEWSWEEK.COM FEATURES INTERVIEW WITH EYE OF THE STORM CURATOR, DANE JENSEN
"Turning the Lens on War," an article by Jenny Hontz, features an extensive interview with curator Dane Jensen. A selection of 12 images from the show are highlighted in an online photo gallery entitled, "Front Lens."
MAY 11, 2008
EYE OF THE STORM EXHIBITION ANNOUNCES SHOWTIME AS PREMIERE LOS ANGELES OPENING SPONSOR
APRIL 22, 2008
EYE OF THE STORM EXHIBITION ANNOUNCES FLAUNT MAGAZINE AS LOS ANGELES OPENING SPONSOR
Flaunt Magazine will sponsor the opening reception of the exhibition. The magazine will also be covering the exhibition in its May issue, entitled the Issues Issue.
Instead of treading the path most taken, Flaunt Magazine has made it a point to consistently break new ground, earning itself a reputation as an engine of the avant-garde and an outlet for outsider culture. Published each month, Flaunt takes pride in re-inventing itself continuously while consistently representing a hybrid of all that is interesting in entertainment, fashion, music, design, film, art, and literature. The cutting-edginess of the content is mirrored in the sophisticated, interactive format of the magazine by using advanced printing techniques, fold-out articles, beautiful papers and inserts to create a visually stimulating, surprisingly readable, and intelligent book meant to intrigue and inform our readers.
APRIL 12, 2008
EYE OF THE STORM PRESS RELEASE, STACY PEARSALL WINS MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2007
LOS ANGELES – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announced Stacy Pearsall as the winner of the Department of Defense 2007 Military Photographer of the Year award. The ten year Air Force veteran took first place in five of the eight categories earning her top honors from a pool of 1,757 entries submitted worldwide. The occasion marks the only time a woman has won the Military Photographer of the Year award twice in the categories’ forty-seven year history.
Stacy is a member of the celebrated 1st Combat Camera Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, South Carolina where she lives with her two children and her husband, fellow combat photographer, Andy Dunaway. Pictures from her award winning portfolios were taken during her two tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2006. On each of her tours, she was injured in separate IED blasts and became the recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart.
Stacy Pearsall will be exhibiting her photographs in Eye of the Storm: War through the Lens of American Combat Photographer, an exhibition opening Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24, 2008. The show features eight other highly decorated combat photographers, two of which have won the Military Photographer of the Year award in years past, including three time winner Jeremy Lock of the 1st Combat Squadron. Also exhibiting is Cherie Thurlby, who earned the distinction of leading the first all female combat camera team into Iraq just days after the Baghdad airfield was taken in 2003.
MARCH 13, 2008
AIR FORCE SGT STACY PEARSALL WINS 2007 MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
FEBRUARY 28, 2008
ARMY STAFF SGT. MIKE PRYOR WINS 2007 FORSCOM MILITARY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR