Selfie Obsession: On Our Ongoing Attempts to Picture Our True Selves

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 According to a poll that Casey N. Cep cites in her delightful¬†essay¬†on selfies, about 30 percent of photos snapped by Millennials are self-shots. The genre has exploded with the iPhone and has resulted in a proliferation of photo-sharing platforms designed to work with it. Our generation is apparently preoccupied with looking at pictures of themselves.After a brief recap of the history of self-portraiture, Cep gets at the heart of the impulse to auto-photograph: We cherish the … [Read more...]


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