Digital mask: selfies and photography in social networks
By Jon Uriarte
Now that mobile phones are permanently connected to social networks, the selfie has rapidly turned into a genre in itself. Communication media, society and even the photographic community discuss about it; criticizing it, analyzing it and practicing it. In this masterclass, given by Jon Uriarte, we analyzed how the self-portrait has became a selfie and what it is all about. We ended up with a discussion together with all the participants.
Born in Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, in 1979. Jon studied Photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics in Catalunya and at the International Center of Photography in New York, in addition to taking a Master’s Degree in Artistic Theories and Projects, via PhotoEspaña and the European University of Madrid. He has exhibited both collectively and individually at various art centers, galleries and festivals, including PhotoEspaña, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, the Koldo Mitxelena in Donostia, Studio 304 in New York, the HBC center in Berlin and the Sala d’Art Jove in Barcelona. Currently living in Barcelona where he works as a teacher of Photography.