John Berger, ‘Ways of Seeing’

John Berger’s YouTube series, Ways of Seeing. From 1972. I can’t recall who recommended his video series but it predates this course. I watched over a lunchtime bowl of soup, slightly taken aback at the age of them and the brown/beige 1970s feel of them. They looked like the early days of the Open University, all kipper ties and heavy-lidded 5 am students figuring out Plato. So it came as a shock to hear him speaking about the role of women in art as if he were a contemporary of Mary Beard; calling out the male gaze for what it … Continue reading John Berger, ‘Ways of Seeing’