This BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programs ever made.

In the first program, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past.

This second program deals with the portrayal of the female nude, an important part of the tradition of European art. Berger examines these paintings and asks whether they celebrate women as they really are or only as men would like them to be.

In the third program, John Berger questions the value we place on that tradition.

In the fourth program, Berger analyses the images of advertising and publicity and shows how they relate to the tradition of oil painting – in moods, relationships and poses.

Find Berger’s seminal book Ways Of Seeing here.

View The Essential Collection of Documentaries On Photographers.

Read The Essential Collection of Photographer’s Quotes here.

Read conversations with photographers here.


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