selfie

ˈsɛlfi/

noun

informal
noun: selfie; plural noun: selfies; noun: selfy
  1. a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.
    “occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary”.
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    There are many negative feelings towards selfies but for me taking these with my Dad who has dementia it shows that we were together on that day, whether feeling great or not. We get close and even tough at times he doesn’t actually look at the phone camera it doesn’t matter. When gathering all these images together I can see the ups and downs in his mental and physical health as we, as a family live through his dementia.
    The best camera is the one you have on you and though selfies have been linked to low self-esteem and narcissism, this series of images is more auto-biographical. There isn’t any pouting, just a record of some of the times we are together.