Women in Photography 2018: Haley Morris-Cafiero
Women in Photography 2018 Exhibition
Wait Watchers | Haley Morris-Cafiero
For my series, Wait Watchers, I set up a camera in a public area and photograph the scene as I perform mundane tasks while strangers pass by me. I then examine the images to see if any of the passersby had a critical or questioning element in their face or body language.
I place the camera on a tripod and take hundreds of photographs. The resulting images capture the gazer in a moment when the scene, my actions and their body language are frozen on the frame. I do not know what the people in my photographs are looking at or and I present the images to the world to start a conversation about the gaze.
About Haley Morris-Cafiero
Part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, Haley Morris-Cafiero explores the act of reflection in her photography. Morris-Cafiero’s photographs have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and have been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online including Le Monde, New York Magazine and Salon. Born in Atlanta, she is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she earned a BA in Photography and a BFA in Ceramics in 1999. Nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2014 and a 2016 Fulbright finalist, Morris-Cafiero holds a MFA from the University of Arizona in Art. The Magenta Foundation published her monograph, The Watchers, in 2015. Morris-Cafiero will be moving to Belfast in the Fall of 2018 to teach photography at the Belfast School of Art at Ulster University.
WOMEN IN FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 SHOWCASE PROGRAMME
:: Exhibition: 5 Oct to 18 Nov 2018
:: Guided photographer & curator tour: 5 Oct, Fri, 6pm to 7pm
:: Artist talk I: 6 Oct, Sat, 2pm to 4pm
:: Artist talk II: 6 Oct, Sat, 4pm to 6pm
:: Slideshow Projection featuring Women Photograph: 8 Nov, Thu, 730pm to 9pm
:: Short Film Screening: 5 Oct to 28 Oct, 12pm to 7pm, Lower Gallery
:: Women in Film 2018 (10 to 13 Oct, 730pm)