Selfie

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A selfie is a self-portrait photograph. It is typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone.

Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr. They are often casual, and are typically taken either with a camera held at arm's length or in a mirror. One of the first self-portraits was taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius, an American photographer.[1] The term "selfie" was first used by photographer Jim Krause in 2005.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sean Ross Meehan, Mediating American Autobiography: Photography in Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, and Whitman (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008), p. 23
  2. Jim Krause, Photo Idea Index, 2005. page 148.