Ways of Seeing - John Berger

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Images were first made to conjure up the appearances of something that was absent. Gradually, it became evident that an image could outlast what it represented; it then showed how something or somebody had once looked - and thus by implication how the subject had once been seen by other people. Later still the specific vision of the image-maker was also recognized as part of the record.

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