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Documenting through photography and poetry

Matthew Sweet talks to Ken Burns about his Vietnam War documentary, Sasha Dugdale reads from her award winning poem, Joy, and Kate Flint explains the magic of flash photography.

Matthew Sweet discusses the Vietnam War with the film maker Ken Burns who has spent the last decade making a monumental documentary about America's ill fated war in South East Asia. The award winning poet, Sasha Dugdale, reads from her latest collection, Joy; and Kate Flint traces the history of flash photography from its origins in the nineteenth century to Weegee and Gordon Parks in the twentieth and Hiroshi Sugimoto and Martin Parr today

The Vietnam War - a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is released by PBS as a 10 disc DVD set.

Joy by Sasha Dugdale is published by Carcanet .

Flash! Photography, writing and Surprising Illumination by Kate Flint, Provost Professor of Art History and English at the University of Southern California is out now.

Producer: Zahid Warley

Main Image: U.S. Troops On Patrol In Vietnam, June 1966. Credit: Hulton Archive /Getty Images.

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Ken Burns
Interviewed Guest Sasha Dugdale
Interviewed Guest Kate Flint
Producer Zahid Warley

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