Photo by France Scully Osterman

Photo by France Scully Osterman

Part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, Haley Morris-Cafiero explores the act of reflection in her photography. Morris-Cafiero’s photographs have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and have been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online including Le Monde, New York Magazine 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 a 2016 Fulbright finalist, Morris-Cafiero holds a MFA from the University of Arizona in Art. The Magenta Foundation published her monograph, The Watchers, in 2015.


2003 |  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ M.F.A. in Art - concentrations in ceramics, photography and printmaking

1999 |  University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL B.F.A. in Ceramics B.A. in Photography



2017 |  Les Recontres d’ Arles Portfolio Prize, Honorable Mention

2016 |  Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, Finalist – Belfast, Northern Ireland

2015  |  Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Smithsonian Museum (semifinalist)

2014  |  Prix Virginia, Finalist

2014  |  Renaissance Prize, Finalist

2013  |  Prix Pictet, Nominee


2019 |  TBD, Centre de la Photographie Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland

2018  | Wait Watchers, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

2017  |  Wait Watchers, UPI Gallery, New York, NY

PHOTOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL – Featured Photographer:

2017  |  Mt Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

2016  |  Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore

2016  |  Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015  |  Mt Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

2015  |  Ostravaphoto 2015, Ostrava, CZ

2015  |  Format Photo Festival:  Evidence.  Derby, UK


2017  |  Firecrackers:  Female Photographers Now, TJ Boulting, London,  UK

2016  |  Touchstone, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

2016  |  Art of the South, Nashville and Memphis, TN, Juror:  Chad  Alligood, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

2016  |  Now You See Me, TJ Boulting Gallery, London

2015  |  Intervals #1, le petit espace, Paris, France

2014  |  Fotografische Selbstinszenierungen von Frauen, Hambrug,  Germany.  Curator: Denis Brudna

2014  |  Renaissance Prize Finalists, Getty Gallery, London, UK

2014  |  32nd Annual HCP Juried Membership Show, Houston, TX

2014  |  Juror:  Malcolm McDaniel, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

2014  |  Photoville’s The Fence – New York and Atlanta


2015  |  “The Watchers” publisher:  Magenta Foundation


2018  |  Seymour, Tom, British Journal of Photography, April 2018.

2016  |  Seymour, Tom, “Now You See Me:  Exploring Body Politics at TJ Boulting,” British Journal of Photography, April 27, 2016.

2016  |  Olya, Gabrielle, “Photographer Captures Strangers from Across the World Reacting to Her Weight in New Book,” People.com, January 7, 2016.

2015  |  Orr, Gillian, “Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero’s revealing projection looks at passers-by, looking at her,” Independent UK, August 7, 2015


2015  |  “Photographing While Fat.”  BBC News, December 13, 2015.

2014  |  Schwiegershausen, Erica, “The Photographer Who Captures Fatb Shaming on Camera,” New York Magazine.  Online.  November 19, 2014.

2014  |  Olya, Gabrielle, “Haley Morris-Cafiero Captures Weight Bias in Self Portrait Series,” People.com. November 18, 2014.

2014  |  Griffin, Elizabeth, “These Photos Show the Disturbing Ways People Judge Overweight Women,” Cosmopolitan. November 7, 2014.

2013  |  3rd Annual fotoMAGAZIN Portfolio Issue "Une Photographe Travaille sur son Obesite," Le Monde.fr, May 8, 2013.

2013  |  Morris-Cafiero, Haley, "Pictures of People Who Mock Me,"   Salon.com, April  23, 2013.

2013  |  Bahadur, Nina, "Haley Morris-Cafiero, Photographer, Explores Fat Stigma in 'Wait Watchers' Series," The Huffington Post, February 7, 2013.

2013  |  John Blackstone, CBS This Morning, CBS national, May 2, 2013.

2013  |  Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, "Fat is Failure," HuffPost Live, New York, NY, May 1, 2013.


2018  |  (upcoming) Objectifs, Singapore

2017  |  Mt Rokko International Photo Festival, Kobe, Japan

2015  |  School of Visual Arts