The Moving Image Art Venue - Hosting National #Selfie Portrait Gallery in London "Self-portraiture is the most democratic creative medium available, both as a performative outlet for the social self and an intimate vehicle of personal catharsis, for artists and non-artists alike." Read more...
"U.K. tourists shoot 'selfies' outside the recent VidCon convention in Anaheim, Calif. Left to right: Katt Wade, Emily Faulkner and Helen Ashman. / SAM GRAHAM/GANNETT"
Author: Jefferson Graham
ANAHEIM, CALIF. — You’ve seen folks doing it all summer long: taking those silly pictures of themselves directly into the smartphone. They’re called “selfies,” which Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of photo messaging app Snapchat describes thusly: “a picture taken with the front-facing camera of your cellphone of your face.”
Snapchat generates 200 million photos daily, many of them “selfies.”
The practice of taking one’s photo and sharing it with the world is also huge on Instagram, the world’s most popular photo app. A simple Instagram search on Friday for “selfies” produced 150 million mentions.