All the Pretty Selfies Are Here to Stay / Hyperallergic

Selfie in the eye of a horse (by Pandora’s Perspective on Flickr)

Selfie in the eye of a horse (by Pandora’s Perspective on Flickr)

CHICAGO — Just because “selfies” was named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year and Barack Obama shot that funeral selfie doesn’t mean these internet self-portraits are a passing fad. No, my friends, selfies are here to stay, both in a public discourse and art vernacular kinda way. Visual communication rules our technocentric lifestyles, and the selfie is a natural outgrowth of how we communicate and connect in a hyper-social-networked world. Where are selfies going next? Here are five selections to set the tone for 2014.

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