Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/06/11

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Subject: [Leica] OT: famous female Leica photographers
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sat Jun 11 11:12:50 2005

This months American PHOTO just came out with the big yellow eyeball on the
cover, no longer the Leica setup with the R1D1.
The May/June issue.
ON page 10 is a picture of a women heavily packed up and with two Leicas
around her neck. It's in color and appears to be under "magic or golden
light" (the sun is setting or going up) but there's a motion effect.
"She was a tiny girl from France who was just 21 when, in 1966, she set out
for Vietnam with a Leica. By the time she left that country several years
later, CATHERINE LEROY was considered one of the greatest war photographers
in a conflict that was documented by the finest journalists in the world."
She looks like a movie star.
I've never heard of her.
She went on from that war to other conflicts and other things.
But it all kept coming back to Viet Nam it said.
There's a book coming out with essays and photos on that conflict with her
shots in it as well as the other greats who were there.
David Burnett, Larry Burrows, Henri Hnuet, Tim Page, Nick Ut with essays by
David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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