Ways of Seeing

Reviews and Summarizes “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger on the perception of visual images in the media.

John Berger’s Ways of Seeing is, in essence, a discussion of how human perception shapes and is shaped by, our production of visual images in a variety of media. However, as this review will show, Berger argues that this process is not simply a matter of art criticism. Instead, he suggests that a sort of feedback relationship exists between how we use images to represent the world and how our perception of these images in turn shape our actions and society in general.