Catherine Leroy – the journalist you’ve never heard of. Jumping out of planes, with US troops in Vietnam she was famous for getting right in there with her photos. She was born in the suburbs of Paris on a night of heavy bombing by the Allied Forces during World War II.
Her photography shots show the expressions of war on soldiers’ faces. Captured by the North Vietnamese, she talked her way out of captivity, and then persuaded them to let her photograph them. She photographed Woodstock, and joined the Vietnam Veterans. She documented the fall of Saigon.
In 1975 she documented the Civil War in Lebanon. Then the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Then back to Vietnam to record how the country was recovering. Ran a vintage clothing store in Los Angeles.
Like all humans running to extreme danger – what are they running from?
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