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John Berger

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings.

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.

One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.

Portrait of John Berger

John Berger (born 1926) is an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, is often used as a college text. In recent essays Berger has written about politics and his most recent novel, 'From A to X', was longlisted for the 2008 Booker Prize.

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Men act and women appear. Men look at women and women watch themselves being looked at.

Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past.

You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.