Pantone - 9241

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Pantone - 9241

250.00

3.75" x 3.75" 

Oil on Paper. 

Living in Italy, I occasionally indulge in the typical tourist trap. I am entertained at the spectacle unfolding in front of some of Italy's famous landmarks, as an endless parade of tourists pose and posture for an Instagram-worthy shot. I document the practice and performance of posing for selfies, which has more depth than it first seems. As visitors keep their backs to the Colosseum or Duomo, their faces are on their phones more than on the attraction itself, and the real satisfaction comes from the proof that they were there. 

There's something honest, and also amusing, about the reality of this social practice. After hours camped out at Rome and Milan's largest attractions, I was both stunned by the number of selfies I witnessed and a little endeared by all of the excitement and awe of being a tourist.

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