24 Feb 2022—21:00
The Female Body and Social Construction
In this talk, Haley Morris-Cafiero will discuss how she uses performative photography to challenge discriminatory acts that society uses to keep people who exist outside of society’s norms invisible. She will share the roots of her performative photographs and how she found her activist voice through her work. Guests will learn about her never-before-seen projects that incorporate collaborative practices and artificial intelligence and gaze capturing technologies.
Steam, 2017 from The Bully Pulpit © Haley Morris-Cafiero
Haley Morris-Cafiero, part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, Haley Morris-Cafiero uses her photography as an activist voice to fight discrimination and social invisibility. Morris-Cafiero’s photographs have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the world, and have been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online including Le Monde, New York Times and Salon. Born in Atlanta, she is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she earned a BA in Photography and a BFA in Ceramics in 1999. Nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2014 and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (longlist) in 2021 and a 2020 BMW Residency finalist, Morris-Cafiero holds a MFA from the University of Arizona in Art. The Magenta Foundation published her monograph, The Watchers, in 2015 and Fall Line Press published her second monograph, The Bully Pulpit, in 2019. Her work is included in the 2021 publication Photography – A Feminist History by Emma Lewis published by Tate. Morris-Cafiero is represented by TJ Boulting Gallery in London and is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Northampton. She is pursuing a PhD from Westminster University.