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Catherine Leroy was involved but once in her lifetime in a retrospective presentation of her work. Initiated by Jean-François Leroy, the unrelated director of Perpignan’s yearly festival of photojournalism ‘Visa pour l’image’, the 1996 exhibition rightfully took place in France, her country of birth. In 2005, a little over a year before Leroy died, Ken Light, director of the Department of Photography of the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California–Berkley, presented an exhibition of her Vietnam War images and organized a symposium prompted by her experience as a war photographer. In 2014, South Korea’s Daegu Biennale paid a special tribute to Leroy on the occasion of the group show ‘Memory of War – Women War Photographers.’


1986 The Indelible Image: Photographs of War – 1846 to the Presentcollective show: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA; catalog (Harry N.Abrams)

1996 Catherine Leroy, a retrospective: ‘Visa pour l’image’ Festival, Perpignan, France

2000 Inhumanity and Humanity – The Robert Capa Gold Medal Winners: group show, Fuji Art Museum: Tokyo, Japan; catalog (Tokyo Fuji Art Museum)

2005 Under Fire – Vietnam War Photographs by Catherine Leroy: The Center for Photography, University of California–Berkeley, USA; filmed conversation with Catherine Leroy and Don McCullin

2008 Catherine Leroy, photoreporter de guerre: short retrospective presented in her native region at Enghien-les-Bains’ media-library, France

2012 War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath: collective show, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Texas, USA; catalog (MFAH & Yale University Press)

2014 Memory of WarWomen in War: Eleven female conflict photographers, Daegu Biennale, Daegu, South Korea; catalog

2019 Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection: collective exhibition drawn from the International Center of Photography’s treasures, ICP Museum, New York City, USA (February 8 through June 16)

2019 Fotografinnen an Der Front(Women on the Frontline). Eight remarkable women war photographers are represented in this 140 piece touring exhibition initiated by the Kunstpalast of Düsseldorf, Germany (March 8 through June 10); catalog