We have been getting the first wave of research artefacts based on the archives coming thru over the last few weeks. These have all been produced by students on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the LCC as part of their Masters studies. The content and approach is really varied, which is exactly what we were hoping for, and there are some great multimedia mash ups based on the archives. Subjects covered include the role of popular music in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, the depiction of Vietnamese women in both Vietnam Inc and FMJ and a unique interview with the graphic designer for the iconic poster for FMJ, Phillip Castle.
For now we will just post a couple of the projects here are they are still being marked and assessed, but to give a flavour of the work here is Anders Birger’s piece on The American Misuse of Vietnamese Women in the Vietnam War which combines Phillip’s images with other archive film footage from the period
And this is Paola Sarappa’s research on The Vietnam Conflict: The Rock ‘n’ Roll War