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article imageThe 'National Museum of Selfies' (photos) opens in London

By Marcus Hondro     Oct 16, 2013 in Odd News
By now we have all seen 'em and, truth be told, most of us have taken one. Or more. Now they're in a museum, as something called the 'National Museum of Selfies' has opened in London, England.
The museum is likely the first devoted to the selfie, which are markedly different from a painter's self-portrait. Selfies are produced much quicker, for one, and the selfie is taken with a cellphone or digital camera. No agent gets between the selfie taken and the selfie exhibited - rather the authors post their creations online, sometimes instantaneously.
The London 'National Museum of Selfies' is curated by Kyle Chayka and Marina Galperina, who presumably spend time looking at selfies from around the internet to place in their exhibits. The museum opened this week at the Moving Image Contemporary Art Fair in the city and in addition to selfies of the photograph variety it boasts selfie short films from 19 U.S. and European selfie artists.
The Selfie and You
The term selfie has been around since 2005 and their style of portrait has been around even longer. But relatively speaking it is still a new phenomena that continues to explode all over the globe.
To join this burgeoning mass of new artists simply stick your phone out in front of you with the camera lens pointed at yourself and snap a picture. Either that or do as yours truly did above and park yourself in front of a mirror. Once done, post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the social media site of your choice.
Even if you don't wind up in a museum, you will be on display.
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