Narcissus, circa 1597, 99, Caravaggio.
Media: oil paint.
This painting portrays the story of Narcissus, a handsome
young boy, as told by Ovid, the poet. The story comes from
Greco-Roman mythology and tells of the young boy falling in
love with his own reflection.
In 2003, the company Sony Ericsson introduce a new cellphone with a front-facing camera allowing taking self-portrait photograph or video while looking at the display of the device.
Front-facing cameras are therefore an important development for videotelephony and the taking of selfies.
A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.
Early 21st century: from self + -ie.