Selfies to the Right, Selfies to the Left

585px-RobertCorneliusBy now you’ve probably heard that the Oxford English Dictionary chose selfie as the word of the year. Cue links to all kinds of interesting articles about this:

An infographic on the selfie with translations in different languages.

Famous pictures reimagined as selfies for an ad campaign for a newspaper in Cape Town.

All kinds of painted selfies dug up by Europeana a while ago.

The very first photographic selfie was taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius from Philadelphia, the Public Domain Review explains.

A whole different kind of selfies taken with a pinhole camera by Brazilian children.

(Image of the first selfie from the Library of Congress, via the Public Domain Review.)


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