John Berger – Notes

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Chapter 1 .. seeing ‘Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak’. (pg. 7). ‘The way we see things is affected by what we know or believe’. (pg. 8) ‘The camera showed that the notion of time passing was inseparable from the experience of the visual (except in paintings)’. (pg. 18). ‘The uniqueness of every …

The Explicit and the Implicit Gaze

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Ansel Adams famously said ‘There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.’ (Sheff Interview, 1983) There are always two gazes for every photograph, and as we consider particular images, we might see more. Perhaps the subject is looking back, out of the photograph. Perhaps protagonists in the photograph or movie are gazing at each other. And …