Stacy began taking portraits of veterans in a local VA hospital while she was recovering from combat injuries she sustained as a military combat photographer in Iraq. She didn’t know it then, but this project would come to be called the Veterans Portrait Project and grow into a passion born from an innate need to tell someone else’s story by creating beautiful images.
As with most passion projects, Stacy never anticipated where it would eventually take her - the fact that she was telling veteran’s stories in a local VA hospital was enough. However, as her need to capture images for the project grew, Stacy began traveling throughout the United States and even went as far as the United Kingdom to capture her images. In the end, Stacy went to over 50 locations and captured more than 5,000 veterans’ portraits, creating an anthology of history image by image, veteran by veteran.