31 Great Travel Selfies That Prove The Self-Portrait Isn’t Always Obnoxious

Best Travel Selfies Vancouver Island

Neal Holmes and his partner take a dip at Vancouver Island, Canada.

A common criticism of the selfie is that the photo doesn’t really transport the viewer anywhere–save for the filtered, idealized “reality” that the portrait-taker wants viewers to see. And generally speaking, that’s a really boring destination.

The same cannot always be said, however, about travel selfies. Love them or absolutely hate them, these photos have taken the travel photography world by storm, and in June BBC Travel invited readers to submit their own travel selfies for review.

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How Seattle Is Facing Homelessness With Portraits

Facing Homelessness Portrait Robert

Robert Lawrence, Source: Facing Homelessness

“My name is Robert Lawrence. I’m from Tennessee, arrived last year & found Seattle to be a very beautiful city, full of life, also filled with the rich & poor…”

The “community” section of the website for Facing Homelessness–a Seattle-based non-profit that provides aid to the homeless–is packed with photos. Strikingly intimate black and white portraits spill beyond its borders (you have to scroll horizontally to see them all). Soon you realize that many of the faces in this community actually belong to Seattle’s homeless. Then you realize that many of those faces come with a story. And that most of those stories start, appropriately enough, with a name. Meet some of these individuals in the gallery below:

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Snarkitecture’s “Beach” Is Taking Over Washington D.C.

Sharkitecture The Beach Indoor

Source: Bored Panda

Forget sand and seawater. The architects and artists at Snarkitecture have created a beach that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Using nearly one million white plastic balls, the studio installed a 10,000 square foot ball pit smack dab in the middle of the National Building Museum’s grand hall in Washington D.C. As if its sheer size wasn’t impressive enough, the installation’s monochromatic white on white color palette makes “The Beach” simply unforgettable.

Snarkitecture The Beach Installation

Source: Domus

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