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1) Who makes Selfies?
2) Does the context of the Selfie play an important part in making the Selfie a Selfie?
In other words, does the place where the Selfie [is taken] play an important role?
Or does any picture that you take of yourself count?
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> The good ole’ selfie! Check out my take on selfies! http://bit.ly/1uS8v0C —plcobos, December 3, 2014
Great question! For me, it depends on a lot of other questions that maybe also need answers. I can start off and say “Self-portraits is the category and Selfies is a subset of that category” — but it doesn’t really enlighten me about what Selfies are as a phenomenon and as a new type of image making. Selfies have a social networking aspect that set them apart from what we think of as self-portraits, don’t you think?—tapestryresource, December 9, 2014
Selfies are a current aspect of a larger trend–the history of photographic technology and the social history of photography. How did people image/ construct images of themselves prior to the photographic image, or prior to the technology for manufacturing large, smooth mirrors, for that matter? (I knew my great-grandmother–her grandmother would not have had photography. It’s not so far-fetched to think in this way.) Is it even possible for me to image myself without the influence of photography (whether I consciously refer to photographs or not)? I guess what I’m asking is, can we really take the Selfie out of self-portrait in the 21st century? (Or the other way around?)—mls