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Assignment 29Selfies

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

—Andy Warhol

The Oxford Dictionary online defines selfie as follows:

Selfie (also selfy): sel·fie \ selfē\ n. (plural selfies): A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

Self-portraiture is one of the oldest genres in Western European art. Almost, if not all, great artists have turned their eye on themselves—perhaps out of curiosity; perhaps for immortality. Photographers are no less interested in portraying themselves through their medium.

The cell phone is the ultimate device for self-portraiture. You always have it with you, and you can record ...

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