John Berger

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John Peter Berger (1926) is an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. He is best known for the BBC series Ways of Seeing (1972).



  • Ways of Seeing, BBC and Penguin, 1972; 1977, 165 pp.
    • Modos de veer, trans. Lúcia Olinto, Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 1999. (Portuguese)
    • Modos de ver, Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2000, Scribd. (Spanish)
  • About Looking, 1980.
  • Photocopies, 1996.
  • The Shape of a Pocket, New York: Vintage Books, 2001, EPUB.
  • Selected Essays, ed. Geoff Dyer, Vintage, 2001; 2003.
  • "Into the Woods", in The Sublime, ed. Simon Morley, 2010, pp 125-127.
  • Understanding a Photograph, ed. & intro. Geoff Dyer, Aperture, 2013, 256 pp.



  • Peter Fuller, Seeing Berger. A Revaluation of ways of Seeing, Writers and Readers, 1980.
  • Mark Durden (ed.), Fifty Key Writers on Photography, Routledge, 2013.