The Saatchi Gallery and Huawei have joined forces recently in an initiative that offered artists, photographers and enthusiasts around the globe a chance to show their most creative selfies and take part in a highly publicised competition #SaatchiSelfie
Metro has printed and mounted many of the images in the resulting exhibition which features thousands of entries from around the world and continues at Saatchi Gallery through to the end of May. Entries have taken the form of a photographic selfie in which entrants were encouraged to submit images that were experimental and innovative and took the selfie in exciting new directions.
The show is the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from Velazquez to the present day, while celebrating the truly creative potential of a form of expression often derided for its inanity. Showing alongside examples of many influential artists’ work are selfies that have quickly became icons of the digital era – from the beautiful and sublime to the mad, bad and downright dangerous.
For more information
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY
Exhibition dates: closes 30th May 2017
Opening times: 10:00am-6:00pm, 7 days a week
Entrance to the exhibition is free
1. Dawn Woolley (Overall Winner), Cambridge, UK, The Substitute (holiday)© Dawn Woolley 2017
2. Ollie Haywardm Tunbridge Wells, UK, Gayngel 2 © Ollie Hayward 2017
3. Felicia Hodoroabă-Simion, Romania, Walk with myself in the park© Felicia Hodoroabă-Simion 2017