The selfie gene: Putting on our best face
There is an ongoing debate whether selfies represent a low point of modern-day culture or not. Jerry Saltz, the Pulitzer-winning art critic disagrees. He says, ‘selfies are our little diaries that say ‘I’m here, look at me’’. Whether one agrees or not seems irrelevant in the face of a statistic that’s worth obsessing about: Over one million selfies are posted on social media everyday. These images are proof that ease-of-use has quickened the narcissistic impulse in us. The recent - and ironic - response to this phenomenon is a pop-up museum in Los Angeles
Image by : Madhu Kapparath
I-MEAN-BUSINESS SELFIE (April 21, 2017)
Mamu is a man of few words but then it is his business. He walks about confidently, poker faced, tapping his stick, and every vendor in the vicinity of the India Gate monument in New Delhi shakes hands with him. He allows tourists to pose with him and pay him whatever they like. He makes about Rs 500 in a couple of hours and disappears.