The Talker: Seeing how we see others - New York News

The Talker: Seeing how we see others

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

What do we look like when we look at other people? A photographer stumbled upon the answer and sparked a conversation about what it means.

Haley Morris-Cafiero was taking photos that explored how her body-type affects her place in society. At first, the focus was on her until something happened in Times Square of New York City.

While looking back on her photos, Cafiero noticed people in the background looking at her. In one instance, a man who should be smiling for his own photograph seemed to have a sarcastic smile while looking at Cafiero. In another, a different man was taking a not-so-subtle look.

From then on, Cafiero took all her photos in crowded places and wanted to see what other reactions she'd get. She named the collection "Wait Watchers," since she set up her camera and waited to get shots of people watching her.

She also feels her weight factors in. Cafiero says she's always known people laugh or comment about her size. She says she thinks the photos confirm a lot or people's fears about how they are perceived, but the reactions are also open to interpretation.

Some of her photos show people looking, laughing, and even a woman seeming to look on approvingly as she eats ice cream.

Cafiero took most of the photos using a camera on a tripod with a self-timer.

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:13:27 GMT
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices