"English art critic and writer John
Berger's groundbreaking Ways of Seeing - a 1972 BBC series that later
became a book - challenged the pretense of neutrality in the Western Art
canon by pointing out the ideological functions of these images. He
argued that all images, from paintings by the Old Masters to advertising
billboards, could be understood in terms of their social and political
significance. Berger's great contribution was not to show us how to read
political images, but rather how to read images politically."