essays by Claire Crighton, Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Deborah Irmas, Dhyandra Lawson, Ryan Linkof, Rebecca Morse, Britt Salvesen and Eve Schillo, Los Angeles, 2016.
Board flex bound, 116 pp., 23 color, 42 b/w illus.
This is Not a Selfie features current acquisitions of photographic self-portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection. Some of the artists included in this publication are Martin Kersels, Yves, Klein, Jennifer Moon, Warren Neidich, Catherine Opie, Amalia Pica, and Ilene Segalove. Each of the artists' practice and work are explored.
Los Angeles–based collectors Audrey and Sydney Irmas, along with their daughter, Deborah—a filmmaker and photo historian—began acquiring photography in the mid-1970s, eventually specializing in self-portraiture. Their collection of over three hundred works by almost as many artists now spans the entire history of photography, from the first inventions of the 1850s to images by leading contemporary artists.