It’s actually the making of a selfie that we see on the front of The New York Times, with a spring scene as the backdrop.
Photos of the making of selfies are down-right common at this point. Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon included a few in his March 3 story, including one of John Kerry and students in Indonesia and Justin Bieber and fans in L.A. Of course, Ellen brought attention to the group selfie trend at the Oscars, and photos of that selfie, as well as the selfie itself also made big news.
On April 1, photos of the president posing for a selfie with David Ortiz led to the news that that photo, like the Oscar one, was really a stunt by Samsung.
But at least photojournalists are using their skills to add something to these strange, culturally-relevant moments. Via AP Images, here’s a recent sampling of what photographers have done when selfies happen.
One more, this one is from a trip I took last summer to the U.K., with a day in Paris (yes, an Eiffel Tower selfie did occur.) But one of my favorite moments of the day came after a crazy dash through the Louvre, hoping for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa. I did see her, but also I saw lots of this.