The Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery

Black and white image of a man sitting in a wheelchair, hugging a service dog

Hard Earned: The Military Photographs of Stacy Pearsall & the Veterans Portrait Project

May 8 – September 15, 2023

A graduate of the Newhouse school’s military photojournalism program, Stacy Pearsall ‘04 started her military career at 17 when she enlisted in the Air Force. Her insight into military movement and action allowed her to be deliberate in her photographs – resulting in images that instead of depicting the heat of battle they display the quiet moments of combat, haunting in their false tranquility. The photos remind the viewer that war is not just the front lines – battle includes camaraderie, solitude, and patience. Now medically retired from combat photography, Pearsall continues to photograph veterans for her Veterans Portrait Project.

Curated by Theresa Moir Engelbrecht, G’17.

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The second floor of Syracuse University’s Lubin House, located at 11 E. 61st Street in New York City, is home to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery, the Museum's visual arts venue in midtown Manhattan.

The Gallery hosts several exhibitions a year featuring the extensive permanent collection of the Syracuse University Art Museum, as well as works from alumni and faculty artists and university partners such as Light Work, Point of Contact Gallery, and Community Folk Art Center. In addition, the Gallery has featured works on loan from collectors or other galleries, and site specific installations by contemporary artists.

Syracuse University Lubin House
11 East 61st Street
New York, New York 10065

Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays,and University Holidays