Even before the pandemic struck in 2020, there were the selfies. Thanks to the extraordinarily good cameras built into most smartphones, almost everyone can take a decent photograph of themselves. Most of the resulting images are not great art, so what makes the self-portraits of professional artists that much better?
The answer, of course, is that they have skills the rest of us might not have — a knack for composition, technique, or finding a vantage or expression that communicates something more insightful than just “this is what I look like.”
Congratulations to all of the gifted artists represented here, and please keep your self-portraits coming.