Vanity was once the preserve of the privileged but Instagram has changed all of that

https_blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.comuploadscardimage79954483f17fd2-b279-4353-ae1d-ca16315e51eaMadonna might have told the world to “Express Yourself” way back in 1989, but it’s millennials who have taken self-expression to a whole new level. And we’ve only got Instagram to thank for that.

That’s not because — despite what the headlines might say — we’re a bunch of vain narcissists with nothing better to do than take endless selfies. It’s actually because Instagram, and the mass adoption of cameraphones, has democratised self-expression and portraiture for everyone, regardless of class.

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