I'm planning to create a website (or a section of my current website) to serve as a portfolio for my graduate school work and experiences. Until that's ready, I thought I'd share some of my work here.
This summer, I interned at the Rutgers Art Library. It was a great experience and I was exposed to a lot of different aspects of the library. One of the projects I completed was putting together this exhibit for the library's four display cases. I was free to choose any topic I wanted, as long as it was art-related of course.
I knew I would do something related to photography. I wasn't sure which direction to go in with that, but then I decided to focus on self portrait photography. "Selfies" are a hot topic right now. I did some initial research and found some wonderful, playful, and surprising works from the early days of photography and knew that this would be a topic worth exploring.
The exhibit also features some cameras from my personal collection.
This is likely the oldest selfie, dating back to 1839.
And what good would a post about selfies be without including one?