Self-portraits are one of the special genres in photography. As much as photographers seek the elements they want to highlight and capture in their camera lenses, self-portraits let them consciously deliver the emotion and the message that they want to embed in their photographs.
When we look back into history, the first self-portrait was taken by Robert Cornelius in the year of 1893. Just like the other artist who build their art according to how they wish to express themselves and to express their emotions, this is a genre in photography where the photographer becomes the artist and he is totally in control of the entire photo from the technical end to the presentation.
After that monumental start, there have been several other photographers who turned their cameras on themselves to make their voices and emotions get the spotlight. Many of the earlier self-portraits were talking about social issues and things that photographers found it rare to capture on camera.
Today, this genre in photography is another common genre that consists of all sorts of topics within it. But it is the best form of photography to express and present specific emotions since the photographer knows the exact feeling that is needed to be captured and also he/she knows how to feel them. It is such an elegant niche that was discovered in the 1800s. Still, it makes really bold and powerful statements up to date.
We have collected some pictures of some important self-portrait photographers for you. Please scroll down to check them out and share your thoughts with us in the comments sections below.