A US appeals court has debated whether or not a monkey can own the copyright to a selfie, while the photographer whose camera captured the famous image watched a live-stream of the proceedings from his home in the UK.
David Slater could not afford the air fare to San Francisco to attend the hearing on Wednesday. Nor can he afford to replace his broken camera equipment, or pay the attorney who has been defending him since the crested black macaque sued him in 2015, and is exploring other ways to earn an income.
Full Story: Monkey selfie photographer says he’s broke: ‘I’m thinking of dog walking’ | Environment | The Guardian
Robert Cornelius had to remain completely still for five minutes when he snapped the first so-called ‘selfie’ in a Philadelphia photography studio more than 175 years ago.He couldn’t even flash a smile for fear that a slight twitch would leave his face blurry.
Read at: The Philadelphia story behind America’s first ‘selfie’ | PhillyVoice
Ahead of a London gallery opening its first selfie exhibition, can such pictures really be considered art?
Source: Can selfies really be art? London’s Saatchi Gallery thinks so – BBC News