“Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created by writer John Berger (1926-2017). It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name.
The series was intended as a response to Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon, and the series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images.”
I’d pinned this video in my mind some years ago as something I wanted to post on the site. Finally I did, and learned just after that he passed away recently.
There’s a nice write up about him and his work in the latest Printed Pages which we have (the fuscia cover with a pseudo-happy face on it).