Los An­ge­les mu­seum cel­e­brates the art of the selfie

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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)

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