Gallery Descriptions and Miscats Month
The gallery description for Photography > People & Portraits > Self-Portraits is simply:
Photographs where the photographer is also the model.
Self-portraiture as a photography genre has been around for a long time. In fact, the first self-portrait photograph was a Dageurrotype created by Robert Cornelius almost two centuries ago.
Although there is absolutely no logical reason why self-portraiture should be considered any differently from any other kind of photography, it is often assumed to be inherently less artistic in meaning and execution, and therefore less valid as a form of visual expression.
In recent times, self-portraiture is often dismissed as nothing more than attention-seeking selfies by people showing off their outfit of the day or their gigantic muscles in the gym. For a start, those subjects are not wrong b