21 Aug 2016

Photography curator Susan Bright on our fascination with selfies

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 21 August 2016

"It is a compulsion for anyone with a camera, artist or not, to turn it on themselves. There is always a ready model and the self is a fascinating subject" - Susan Bright

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Susan Bright wrote the words above six years ago  – before the age of the selfie  – in her book about the self-portrait. Auto Focus.

Susan was recently brought to New Zealand by Massey’s College of Creative Arts to deliver the annual Peter Turner Memorial Lecture.