Stephanie Perenchio Interview… By Terry

StephanieFreid-Perenchio is a documentary photographer with a humanitarian focus, covering a wide variety of global issues including endangered African wildlife, the vanishing cowboy culture of the American West, U.S. Navy SEALs, and the plight of women and children around the world.

In 2009, Stephanie published SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice, a book of her photographs honoring the daily sacrifices made by the U.S. Navy SEALs and their families.

Through all of her travels,  Africa, Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia and North Korea as well as Montana, Wyoming and her own private Idaho Stephanie’s images make an impact in the way we all live our lives, establishing awareness and creating relationships that can make a difference.

All too often, the world is a brutal place. I cannot close my eyes to what goes on in the rest of the world. The moments I capture with my lens allow me to tell the stories that might otherwise go untold.

Terry: What is your motto?
Stephanie:  Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Terry: What do you most value in your friends?
Stephanie:  Unconditional friendship and Honesty.

Terry: What is your favorite characteristic in yourself?
Stephanie:  My honesty.. sometimes my uncensored truth.

Terry: What would be your most indulgent day?
Stephanie: I have 2…
1 – Sleep in, hike with my dogs, ride my horses, yoga, a massage, dinner at home with my family – no phones no emails no outside noise.
2 -Never getting out of bed.

Terry: What is your most precious to your heart cause?
StephanieI have too many. Protecting wolves, elephants and big cats from
the injustices they face by humans and  Empowerment of women and girls
globally.

Terry: If your life was a title of a song, what would it be?
StephanieNever take one moment for granted.

Terry: What place do you go to when you need to settle your mind?
StephanieThe mountains – I look for the closest peak and I start to climb.

Terry: Seen anything weird lately?
Stephanie: Everyday.

Terry: Do you believe in love at first sight AND
do you believe in it happening over and over again?
Stephanie: Yes I believe in love at first sight. I married the man. I
believe the more you open your heart to life experiences and to people the
more love at first sights you will have. Love is defined in many ways.

Terry: What inspires you?
Stephanie:
 Life.