Vivienne McMaster: Self-Portraiture… more than just “Selfies”

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2206 Main Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

In a culture where more and more of us have a camera in our pocket at all times and a trend of “selfies” is growing at breakneck speed, self-portraiture is, to many, becoming seen an expression of vanity, ego and self indulgence.

Had Vivienne McMaster listened to those stories that self-portraiture was an act of vanity or selffocus, her life would have been drastically different. In fact, she thinks she might have still been trapped in a cycle of self-hatred and insecurity. Yet the very act that we think might promote seeing ourselves negatively or become narcissistic might just do the opposite. It might quiet out all the other voices of who we think we should be and finally let us hear our own voice and see the visual story of our lives.

McMaster will speak about the transformative and healing possibilities of self-portraiture, sharing some of her story of finding my way back to herself through the art of self-portraiture. Plus a few tips on experiencing self-portraiture in a bit of a different way.

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