Oxford Dictionaries recently announced that the 2013 word of the year is “selfie.”
And to celebrate this momentous event, we present to you the world’s first selfie! In 1839, Robert Cornelius went to his backyard and captured the first ever self portrait using the Daguerreotype.
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Photograph by Daniel Etter
Istanbul, Turkey. June 1, 2013.
" …On one of the barricades I saw this guy waving the Turkish flag, collapsing from the tear gas and retreating when it was too much too take. Even though I wore a gas mask, I had problems breathing. He did that a few times without any protection. I followed him for a while and took this frame.
The photo went viral within minutes after I posted it on Facebook and a Turkish friend shared it. Within hours 10,000 people posted it, made it their profile picture and appropriated it. It appeared on t-shirts and posters and, oddly, was turned into a monument in Turkey’s third biggest city, Izmir.”