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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Wait Watchers: A Study of Anonymity in the Public Space and Media

Haley Morris-Cafiero

Saturday, March 08 - 9:00AM to 9:45AM
Holiday 4-5

For my series, Wait Watchers, I set up a camera in a heavy-foot-traffic, public area and photograph the scene as I perform mundane, everyday 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 in their body language. I consider my photographs a social experiment and I travel the world in an attempt to photograph the reactions of a diverse pool of passersby. I attempt to reverse the gaze back on to the stranger and place the viewer in an awkward position of being a passive witness to a moment in time.


Haley Morris-Cafiero
Haley Morris-Cafiero

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