Our new documentary, Me, My Selfie and I with Ryan Gander, transmits on BBC4 at 9pm on Monday 18th March.
Ryan reckons that nothing symbolises the times we live in better than the selfie: the icon of a new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years ago.
But, as he discovers, its roots go back hundreds of years before smartphones, and this uniquely 21st century phenomenon is just the visible tip of a much much bigger iceberg – a radical reinvention of who we are powered by the very latest digital technology. It has not just changed how much we look at ourselves, but also transformed what we see in the screen when we do.
The documentary is directed by Sam Anthony.← Back to the news