Selfies

Post image for Kiev’s Attractive New Police Force Told to Pose for Selfies with Civilians

When 2,000 new police officers were sworn into duty in Kiev last Saturday, Ukrainians couldn’t help noticing how attractive the recruits — a quarter of them women — looked.

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Post image for Russia Releases “Safe Selfie” Guide After String of Deaths and Injuries

Snapping selfies can have pretty serious effects, like damaging art in the quest for likes. In Russia, though, death has become a troublingly common consequence of taking selfies.

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Post image for Obamas Abandon Photo Ban, Bringing Selfies to the White House

This morning, the White House lifted its ban on cameras and photography during public tours, which signals the first time in over 40 years that images by photographers without official credentials will emerge from the famous rooms of the US president’s residence.

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Post image for Taking Selfies for College Credit

We all have those annoying social media friends whose incessant selfies seem little more than digital bragging.

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Post image for Selfie Snappers Smash Baroque Sculpture in Herculean Feat of Stupidity

On Friday two tourists visiting the northern Italian city of Cremona broke part of an 18th-century sculpture they were climbing to take a selfie.

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Post image for An Art Museum Designed for Taking Selfies

Most museums across the US and Europe have had a difficult time handling the selfie onslaught.

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Books

Someone Made a Book of #artselfies

by Alicia Eler on March 2, 2015

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The selfie exists everywhere that people own smartphones. DIS Magazine’s #artselfie, published by Jean Boîte Éditions, attempts to freeze one aspect of this cultural moment — the art selfie — by parlaying its meaning into a gleaming, print-only book

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Post image for Defiant of the Future, Museums Ban Selfie Sticks

Oh, art museums. You’re so fickle — like a guy who sends a charming message on Tinder and then disappears after the first tryst.

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Reactor

The #MuseumSelfie Scourge Is Upon Us

by Hrag Vartanian on January 21, 2015

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What have we done to deserve this? Today is a day that will forever be remembered as a plague on our social media feeds, a moment that ruptured our visual culture with a barrage of grainy images of people the world over visiting museums.

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Post image for Museums Should Institute No-Photo Hour, British Arts Executive Suggests

One month after the big news that London’s National Gallery now allows visitors to take photographs, the head of Arts Council England has proposed that museums institute a special hour every day when picture-taking is banned.

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