In 2013, the word 'Selfie' was added to the Oxford Dictionary. Since then, a debate around the phenomenon that has left people taking more defiance selfies than Miley Cyrus
on a Tuesday. Selfies have been tied to narcissism and superficiality. The other side of the argument lies in its ability to empower woman through self promotion. Whichever way you look at it, this leads onto the next question.
What is art?
In 1917 Marcel Duchamp, an artist from Normandy, put forward an art piece known as 'fountain,' a porcelain urinal. I'm sure many
of you are familiar with it. This was part of the anti High-art movement and begged the question, "What is art?" This marked the beginning of an artistic revolution. Over 90 years later, we are confronted with the same question. With Duchamp's reasoning, then technically a selfie is art. A selfie is a portrayal of societal values, a caption of modern beauty and a form of self expression. Maybe this wasn't the initial intent but now it is. While I can't argue against the criticisms of the selfie, there are many situations where it has been used for the greater good. The Cancer Research fund in the UK raised £2 million, in the first 2 days with their no makeup selfie contest.
There has also even been a series of selfless selfie campaigns used to raise money for deserving charities. In a snapshot, selfies may reflect a part of societal narcissism but they also deserve a frame for the all the good they have done. In support of an artistic perspective. Submit a selfie with a Hanaroo accessory or handbag, to demonstrate how things can be worn differently, to our Facebook page
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