Good day today. Did some interesting reading while riding the train. I had read an essay from John Berger's Ways of Seeing in college, but now working my way through the whole text.
Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relationships between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object — and most particularly an object of vision: a sight. (47)
It's interesting to read this in tandem with Annie Leibovitz At Work.