In its seventh outing, the Life is Beautiful Festival offered countless opportunities for photos of fun and frolic amid the music, art and culinary experiences that filled 18 blocks in Downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 20-22. Performances by Billie Eilish, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys and Post Malone provided the soundtrack to moments like this one.
UNLV students grab a quick photo of themselves enjoying the Rebels’ NCAA football game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Sam Boyd Stadium. Their joy seems undiminished by the action on the field, which Arkansas State won 43-17. – Sam Morris
Two times a year, the MAGIC Las Vegas fashion marketplace is one of the biggest shows in town. And this week, MAGIC comes together onto one campus at the Las Vegas Convention Center as the single gathering spot for like-minded visionaries in menswear, womenswear, footwear, children’s and sourcing. The entry to the show in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention center is always a popular spot for selfies, as fashion buyers and sellers announce to the world that they have arrived.
A hiker pauses for a selfie in a safe spot on the summit of the Angel’s Landing Trail in Utah’s Zion National Park on a recent afternoon. A very popular day trip for Las Vegans, it is a two-hour drive from our city, offering stunning sightseeing views and terrific opportunities for hiking and photographing flora and fauna.
The Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend is a celebration of the history and growth of sports in Las Vegas. The destination has long been known as the home to large events like the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the NBA Summer League, major championship boxing matches, and more. With the addition of major professional franchises, the sports reputation of the city has only increased, making it a bucket list destination for sports fans from around the world.
Although not technically a selfie, this photo fits the category in composition and attitude. A previously unpublished image from the Las Vegas News Bureau archives, this press club party photo from around 1970 shows Eartha Kitt controlling her image the way a current celebrity would do it with her phone.