©Stacy Pearsall

©Stacy Pearsall

My career began in 2011 when I joined the Marine Corps as a photographer. For five years I traveled around the world working for Combat Camera. The last year of my enlistment I spent evenings and weekends photographing high school sports as a freelancer for the Jacksonville Daily News, the community newspaper. This freelance work led to a full-time position as senior photographer for nearby paper, The New Bern Sun Journal.

 Motivated to expand my skillset into audio and video storytelling, I applied and was accepted into Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Since arriving I’ve found that I’m drawn to exploring topics revolving around hard work, dedication and commitment against the framework of sports.

 I’ve produced work for a variety of clients including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Little League World Series, Dead & Co., Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., Major League Baseball and Syracuse University Athletics.

Contact

Syracuse, N.Y. || Ph: 262.661.9344 || Email: photo@toddmichalek.com || Instagram: lightcurrent

Exhibition and Awards

2016 – Summit Sports Photography Workshop Recognition

2016 – 1st Place, sports, North Carolina Press Association

2016 – 2nd Place, sports, North Carolina Press Association

2016 – 2nd Place, sports photo essay, North Carolina Press Association

2017 – 2nd Place, sports photo illustration, North Carolina Press Association

2017 – 3rd Place, sports, North Carolina Press Association

2017 – Light Work Newhouse Photo Annual (exhibition)

2018 – Photo District News 2018 Photo Annual (one of 11 students worldwide selected for publication)

2019 - Light Work Newhouse Photo Annual (exhibition)