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Award winning photojournalist paved the way
The cover of Life Magazine features a photo of two Vietnamese men looking backwards over their shoulders. The photo was taken by Catherine Leroy.Catherine Leroy is a name many of us don’t know even though we may recognize some of her iconic photos from the Vietnam War. She was one of only two photojournalists who went to Vietnam to capture the war and she quickly earned a reputation as one of the most daring. 
Her work was published on the cover of Life Magazine among others. She also won Picture of the Year from the George Polk Awards for a photo from Vietnam. Later work from around the world earned her other awards. 
She battled sexism for much ofher career, paving the way for many who now follow the career path. 
In 2015, a documentary was produced about her life and work. More on Catherine Leroy’s life and work can be found in this New York Times article.

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