Friday, October 7, 2011

Wait Watchers: A Series of Photographs by Haley Morris Cafiero

Haley Cafiero 

Wait Watchers: a series of photographs by Haley Morris Cafiero

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6 P.M. - 9 P.M, screenings 6:30, 7:30, 8:30.

FilmsOnArtists is proud to present a short documentary (runtime: 6 mins) on performance photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero, winner of FOA's International Juried Competition 2010.  

Morris-Cafiero was selected out of field of several hundred global artists and out of a curated show of 40 artists to win a solo show and a documentary created by FilmOnArtists. 

Wait Watchers is a series of photographs where Morris-Cafiero reverses the gaze of strangers reacting to her performing mundane tasks in public by documenting their reactions to her with her camera.  By placing her camera out in public and aiming the camera at her, Morris-Cafiero does things that everyone does in public: talk on the phone, eat a cup of gelato, wait for a cab. But while doing these acts, Morris-Cafiero records the unsolicited reaction of people who walk by and react by sneering, laughing and gawking.

Haley Morris-Cafiero is a photographer based in Memphis. She uses film and digital rangefinders to capture her images. The unaltered images are printed using digital processes. Haley received her MFA in Art from the University of Arizona and her BFA in Ceramics and BA in Photography from University of North Florida. She is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Photography Department at Memphis College of Art.  

Her work can be seen on her website

Haley Morris-Cafiero
17" x 21"

FilmsOnArtists (FOA) is a new media production company based in the Chelsea district, NYC that creates enlightening and inspirational documentaries about artists around the globe. Our intent is to illuminate and educate via the experiences of the creatives who are interpreting our world.

FilmsOnArtists at Rogue Space | Chelsea
526 West 26th, 9E-9F
New York

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