John Berger’s Portraits: Art, Artists and History

  • John Berger

    Portrait of John Berger by Jean Mohr

Past Event


This event was on Thurs 15 October, 7pm

Join an evening of film and discussion dedicated to John Berger, one of the world’s most celebrated writers and the author of the influential book Ways of Seeing. Archivist Tom Overton discusses Berger’s life and work, launching the new anthology Portraits: John Berger on Artists (by John Berger, ed. Tom Overton). A rare screening of the documentary A Telling Eye (1994) by Berger’s long-term collaborator Mike Dibb will feature alongside his own film Letter from Gaza.

Tom Overton catalogued John Berger’s archive at the British Library as part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council–funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with King’s College London, and edited this book as a Henry Moore Institute Research Fellow and a Fellow of the Centre for Life-Writing Research at KCL. He has curated exhibitions at King’s Cultural Institute, Somerset House and the Whitechapel Gallery, and his writing has been published by the New Statesman, Apollo, White Review, Various Small Fires, Tate, the British Council and others.

In association with Verso Books. Thanks to Sarah Shin.


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