Haley Morris-Cafiero is a professional photographer whose latest series, Wait Watchers, offers a compelling look at the way obesity is viewed from a cultural standpoint.
She calls the work a “social experiment”—a still-life documentary of how the world reacts to her body as she moves through public spaces.
While to the viewer, these pictures can be painful, Morris-Cafiero doesn’t see it that way. In a recent Salon op-ed, she wrote, “I don’t get hurt when I look at the images. I feel like I am reversing the gaze back on to them to reveal their gaze. I’m fine with who I am and don’t need anyone’s approval to live my life.”
Photo: Haley Morris-Cafiero