2014 August Creative Research: Selfie Surge

By Mike Spear Since the word ‘selfie’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary last year, the self-portrait has taken on a new life in pop culture and visual media. Today there are over 150 million ‘selfie’-tagged images on Instagram and it’s estimated that more than a million mobile self-portraits are taken worldwide each day. A cornerstone of social media, the selfie has permeated the mainstream to receive mentions in popular music and television shows. Celebrities, politicians and pro athletes, meanwhile, use them to connect with the public by providing behind-the-scenes glimpses of their lives. While the practice of taking pictures of oneself …read more

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