The Selfie Phenomenon: Exploring the Evolution of the Self-Portrait in the Photography Classroom
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. William Charland
Dr. Christina Chin
Dr. Ginger Owen
selfie, self-portrait, technology, photography, curriculum
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This is a qualitative research project exploring the role of the selfie as a form of cultural expression in the twenty-first century and uncovering the meaningful connections students may discover between selfies and traditional self-portraits, whether modern or historic. Reflections through books, articles, and blogs will be explored. Topics such as the effects of social media on student identity and interactions, purposes of the selfie in youth culture, and current topics and trends of selfie-taking will be examined. A photography curriculum overview is included to facilitate this theme.
Bentley, Sarah J., "The Selfie Phenomenon: Exploring the Evolution of the Self-Portrait in the Photography Classroom" (2019). Masters Theses. 4294.