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'self' and 'identity'... possible to portray in a photograph ?

I am interested in the notions of ‘self’ and ‘identity’ represented through the photographic image, in particular in relation to ‘self-portraits’, and the many forms this can take. I would be keen to know people’s thoughts on this topic. Here are few questions to get you thinking…

Why do we photograph ourselves ? How does photographing ourselves make us feel ? How much do we feel our identity is portrayed through a photograph ? What is our ‘identity’ even ? Is there ever really a true ‘self’ in a photograph ?...

(These kinds of questions are endless, so please do make more suggestions… and some kind of answers if you can !…)
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Re: 'self' and 'identity'... possible to portray in a photograph ?

About the only self-portraits I've done are a couple showing me walking - whilst they're OK shots, I do tend to ask myself, when thinking that they're self-portraits "Why?" They certainly showed my "identity" and "self" as I did a lot of hiking in wonderful surroundings (one is against a waterfall another against the Welsh mountains) - beyond that, I haven't a clue!
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