This is a street portrait of selfie, a kind of self-portrait being taken at the main square of Antigua Guatemala.
Selfies are all the rage right now, especially after a very popular super selfie taken at the Oscar’s award ceremony. Selfies are a kind of self-portrait. According to Wikipedia, The first known selfie, was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.
A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus. Selfies taken that involve multiple people are known as “group selfies” or “ussies”. In August 2013 the Guardian produced a film series titled Thinkfluencer exploring selfie exposure in the UK. (source: Wikipedia)
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