Los Angeles museum celebrates the art of the selfie
GLENDALE, United States: There’s an art to taking the perfect selfie — from the angle, to the focus, cropping out that pesky outstretched arm and above all, the smile. In a celebration of self-portraits in the social media age Tommy Honton and Tair Mamedov opened the Museum of Selfies in Lo s Angeles thi s Sunday — an interactive exhibition exploring the history and cultural phenomenon of snapping a photo of yourself. Another selfie museum opened in the Philippines in 2015, but there’s no sign it stayed open. Meanwhile in Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb, the exhibition is just the latest in the city’s stream of quirky museums focusing on everything from rabbits and death to neon and velvet. The show is full of fun facts about the trend: women take pictures of themselves more than men, for example. Also featured is David Slater’s controversial monkey selfie — which became embroiled in a legal battle over who has the copyright to photos taken by monkeys using his camera.
Visitors take a selfie at the Museum of Selfies. (AFP)