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.