Unselfie: Sam Berkooz

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In this photo I am wearing a hat from the park. In many ways, it is representative of the fact that we are nothing more than the product of our genetics and our environment. My hat, the only non-neutral color, does a good job illustrating the common misbelief that we have full control over who we are. In reality, we can’t control what happens or our genes, in turn changing ones sense of self. Additionally, we see my face fully covered by the phone: A demonstration of the world existing through the eyes of the beholder. In this case, the ‘world’ exists from the phone, rather than me (paralleled with idea of a lack of self existing).