Cindy Sherman is a hugely respected photographer of the 20th century, and used the self-portrait to depict various sides to her personality. By dressing herself up in various guises she managed to overturn gender roles and deconstruct the self, inspiring viewers, women and artists in the process. The difference between Cindy Sherman’s artistic self-portraits and the abundance of selfies we see on Instagram is therefore in the intent behind the photograph. Yet can selfies ever be intended to deconstruct the self? Or be used as a means of self-expression? The majority of selfies are of course taken as a means of instant gratification, a means to capture a moment when we feel particularly good about ourselves, but this moment is nonetheless expressive. It is still a means to probe and share a depiction of ourselves in a world awash with images. It is after all a carefully articulated and posed version of ourselves that we choose to exhibit in the very public world of social media. Although there will probably always be a distinction between the selfie and the self-portrait, the selfie is a prevalent form of self-expression, and a picture that produces a visceral exchange with the viewer and intends to define or express something can certainly be considered art.