• Celebrating 50 years of “Ways of Seeing”

Millar, Jeremy, 2022, Journal Article, Celebrating 50 years of “Ways of Seeing” Frieze Magazine (227). p. 154. ISSN 0962-0672

Abstract or Description:

Since its release, John Berger’s landmark television series and book, Ways of Seeing (1972), has been a consistent favourite of students, curators and artists alike. His accessible reinterpretation of Walter Benjamin’s ideas, notably in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1935), which appeared 50 years ago this year, unlocked a means through which everyday people, not just academics or scholars, could access ideas of artistic representation, reproduction and image construction. Though Berger continued to produce aeons of fascinating material throughout his career, it’s Ways of Seeing to which people routinely return as a blueprint for interpreting how images old and new structure our understanding of ourselves and how we want to be seen. Here Jeremy Millar, return to Berger’s text and series to revisit its influence on photography.

Official URL: https://www.frieze.com/article/celebrating-50-year...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W630 History of Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W640 Photography
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 14:21
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 14:21
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5184
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