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Andy Kassier. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Andy Kassier. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Dawn Woolley. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Dawn Woolley. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

De Haes Debora. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Debora De Haes. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Felicia Hodoroaba-Simion. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Felicia Hodoroaba-Simion. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Finnian Croy. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Finnian Croy. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Gonzales Patrick. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Patrick Gonzalez. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Ola Wallow. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Ola Wallow. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Ollie Hayward. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Ollie Hayward. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Sarah Carpenter. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Sarah Carpenter. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Van O. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017.

Van O. Saatchi Gallery and Huawei present From Selfie to Self-Expression opening on 31st March 2017. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery.

Coinciding with the opening of its newest show, dedicated to the art of the selfie, the Saatchi Gallery has revealed the winners of its #SaatchiSelfie competition, an open contest begun on January 23 and ended on March 12, judged by a panel of art stars composed of Tracey EminIdris KhanJuergen Teller, Juno Calypso, and Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst. Dawn Woolley, an artist from Cambridge, UK, has been named the overall winner for her photograph titled, The Substitute (Holiday).

Nine more artists were shortlisted, including Sarah Carpenter (UK), Finnian Croy (Scotland), Debora De Haus (Belgium), Ollie Hayward (UK), Felicia Hodoroaba-Simon (Romania), Andy Kassier (Germany), Van O (Russian Federation), Patrick Gonzalez (France), and Ola Walkow (Canada).

Over 8,000 submissions were received for the March 12 deadline. The competition ran ahead of the exhibition “From Selfie to Self-Expression,” which opens at Saatchi Gallery today. The exhibition will be the world’s first to explore the history of the selfie—from self-portraits in oil paint by Old Masters to smartphone snaps of the present day—and to celebrate the selfie as a legitimate mode of artistic expression. The show also aims to underscore the emerging role of the smartphone as a medium.

To congratulate their expert selfie-taking skills, all 10 finalists will receive a Huawei P10 smartphone with dual Leica lens, and have their selfies displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in the “From Selfie to Self-Expression” exhibition. Woolley will jet off to join a Leica Photography Ambassador on an international photo shoot assignment.

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