Mary Cronk Farrell talks about her most recent book titled, “Close-Up on War: The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine Leroy in Vietnam,” Wednesday during a Northwest Passages community event held in the Montvale Event Center. Mary wrote the book particularly for young adult audiences. (Photos courtesy of COLIN MULVANY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Catherine Leroy may not be a household name like Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz, but there's no question her work as an international war photographer was any less profound.
Leroy, a French-born photographer, got her start in the unforgiving jungles of Vietnam at age 21. Her heart-wrenching photos of U.S. soldiers, Vietnamese civilians and even the enemy, appeared in the pages of major national and international newspapers and magazines, and on TV, yet her legacy remains largely unknown.
Read the full article in the Northwest Inlander here...