The son of an American diplomat, LeRoy Woodson, Jr., spent his childhood in France, studying first at the Ecole Pascal in Paris and then French at the University of Wisconsin before becoming a journalist and photographer in the United States. Throughout his long professional career, he worked with Gamma and Contact press agencies as well as National Geographic, Géo, The Washington Post, Newsweek, LIFE, Forbes, Fortune and Businessweek, covering subjects as varied as lobster fishermen in Maine, as well as celebrities like Susan Sarandon, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy and the couturier André Courrèges.
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