Wait Watchers: a series of photographs by Haley Morris Cafiero

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Kevin O’Hanlon
Director of Rogue Space Gallery Chelsea
508 West 26th Street
9F
New York, NY 10001
212-751-2210

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2011
Wait Watchers: a series of photographs by Haley Morris Cafiero

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.

New York, NY - Rogue Space Gallery Chelsea is proud to present Wait Watchers, a series of self-portrait photographs by Haley Morris-Cafiero on view October 7-9, 2011. Morris-Cafiero was the winner of the FilmOnArtists 2010 Juried Show and won this solo show and a documentary to be made about her work by FilmOnArtists. The documentary will premier at the opening.

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 Assistant Professor and Head of the Photography Department at Memphis College of Art. Her work can be seen on her website atwww.haleymorriscafiero.com.

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Haley Morris-Cafiero
Gelato
2011
17″ x 21″