A very interesting essay in the Paris Review about the self, the self portrait, selfies and celebrity.
Toward a more radical selfie
But I don’t mean to bemoan social media (boring, it’s been done, everyone’s worried but no one will change). Really, I want to use that labyrinth to try to find a route back to an entirely different type of self-portraiture, one that offers an alternative (and more positive) interconnection between character, work, and the female subject.
And by going all the way back to 1771, the author—the actor and filmmaker, India Ennenga—does indeed find that alternative.