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What happens when art students take selfies?

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

In AH 318 Photography, an art history course for 3rd and 4th year students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, we have discussed different topics and themes related to photography – development of photography as a fine art, role of women in photography, war photography, use of photography for social change, fashion photography, and so on.

We also examined the role of new technologies in how we understand photography in everyday life, specifically drone photography and the smartphone camera. The class looked at how the selfie, despite its lack of mediation between photographer and subject, could be analyzed just as any other product of visual culture.

To prove these connections between the selfie and art history, students were asked to take selfies that reflects or relates to works of art. Enjoy!

When art students make selfies from PennsylvaniaCollegeofArtandDesign

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