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Saatchi and Huawei Celebrate the Selfie

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression

This unusual event, produced in partnership with mobile manufacturer, Huawei, is going to be the first ever Saatchi show to exhibit self-portraits of the general public with the inclusion of The #SaatchiSelfieCompetition, which launched earlier this week.

Benedict Cumberbatchjumpsbehind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, Courtesy Mike Blake /Reuters

Often dismissed as ‘less-than-serious’ photography and largely considered to be associated with the smartphone/Instagram generation, Saatchi Gallery will celebrate Selfie and will be taking a look at iconic selfies through the ages from the first self-portrait artists such as Rembrandt all the way through to Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin and the modern celebrity selfie including Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump.

Barack Obama selfie with Danish Prime Minister, Courtesy ROBERTOSCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Jelly selfie – © Cinzia Osele Bismarck

Chuck Close Big Self-Portrait 1967-1968 Acrylic on canvas 107 ½ x 83 ½ inches © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression. Opens 31st March 2017.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.