Haley Morris-Cafiero Takes Pictures of People Giving Her Dirty Looks for Being Overweight
Since 2010, Haley Morris-Cafiero has been taking self-portraits, which feature nasty looks and stares from bystanders (pictures below).
Morris-Cafiero, an artist from Memphis, Tennessee, took pictures of herself sitting in restaurants, shopping and strolling around tourist attractions in New York. Barcelona, Cuzco and Chicago.
She got the idea for her 'Wait Watchers' photo project by accident.
"I decided to photograph myself sitting alone on the Times Square stairs to capture my solitude in a busy crowd, " Morris-Cafiero told the Daily Mail. "After developing the film, I noticed that a man was standing behind me being photographed by an attractive blonde woman."
"A man turns his back to gawk at me while I am photographing myself sitting at a cafe table Rather than pose for her camera, he was sneering at me behind my back. Five minutes later and at another location, another man turns his back to gawk at me while I am photographing myself sitting at a cafe table."
To get the photos, Morris-Cafiero set up a visible camera on a tripod and did mundane tasks such as eating, reading, or talking on the phone.
Of the pics, one critics wrote on LenScratch.com: "One of the most compelling, telling series of photographs about human nature and 'what people think of us behind our back' that I have seen. What courage...brava!"
Morris-Cafiero is the head of the photography department at Memphis College of Art and is represented by the A.I.R. Gallery in New York.
As far as her weight, Morris-Cafiero calls her body "my uncontrollable exterior."
"My biggest temptation has to be donuts. They contain all of the caloric evils in one round, portable container: fried, bread and sugar," said Morris-Cafiero.
Source: Daily Mail