Image : Jack Addis
The Selfie is privacy made public. It is the ultimate in contemporary TMI, at once new and as old as the portrait itself. And though the selfie seems to be here to stay, there is debate about its effect on personal and collective self-awareness. Has it left us with a fetish of the self, senselessly archiving the banality of our everyday lives? Or is it simply a convenient, healthy channel for self expression?
In this issue, we want to see your face. Or we don’t. We want your selfies in all forms of interpretation. Give us the formal, give us the beyond-informal. Show us the whole story, or reveal a fragment of your unrelenting procession of time. Aint-Bad seeks work that explores the visual representation of self documentation and temporal existence in both representational and conceptual photo-based, multi-media platforms.
This carefully curated issue of Aint-Bad Magazine will present photographic work and essays dealing with the concept of the selfie. We invite proposals from established, emerging, and simply self-motivated photographers and writers. A selection will be included in our print edition and an expanded selection of selfie images will be included on our website, aint-bad.com.
To submit, please send 10-15 photographs that define “The Selfie” for you. Accompanying your submission, please include at least one self portrait taken via cell phone or handheld camera.
- Send 10-15 photographs that define “The Selfie”.
- Size your images to : 1200px on the longest side 72dpi, sRGB, jpeg format.
- Written submissions are accepted in .doc and .pdf formats. Maximum of 1500 words.
- Label the files with your name and numeration. (Example: firstname_lastname_1.jpg)
- Please date the work and include relevant titles.
- Accompanying the work please include a detailed artist statement, biography and a link to your website.