Art + Culture

Haley Morris-Cafiero: Wait Watchers

For Wait Watchers, Haley Morris-Cafiero set up a camera in a public area and photograph the scene as she perform mundane tasks while strangers pass by her. She then examined the images to see if any of the passersby had a critical or questioning element in their face or body language.

Haley considers her photographs a social experiment as she reverse the gaze back on to the stranger and place the viewer in the position of being a passive witness to a moment in time. She places the camera on a tripod and takes hundreds of photographs. The resulting images capture the gazer in a Cartier-Bresson, moment where the shutter, the scene, her actions and their body language align and are frozen on the frame.

Exhibition ends April 21st.