. Half Indonesian & Half Chinese
. California girl
. Redlands High
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Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Strange Looks in Public
“I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces. I seek out spaces that are visually interesting and geographically diverse. I try to place myself in compositions that contain feminine icons or advertisements. Otherwise, I position myself and the camera in a pool of people…and wait.
The images capture the gazer in a microsecond moment where they, for unknowable reasons, have a look on their face that questions my presence. Whether they are questioning my position in front of the lens or questioning my body size, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.”
Photographer: Haley Morris-Cafiero
Project: Wait Watchers
Thought this was actually really cool and I’d share it with you guys! Takes a lot to get up there and do something like this. Love it!
this is such a fucking important project to me because i am constantly stared at in public in a negative way and turned into some disgusting object for the amusement of others and this is a peaceful way to confront those people
turning the spectators into the spectacle
Every time I see this photo set all I can think is what the fuck gives the people who are staring at her the right to stare? Why does her weight matter so much to them? Are they that insecure about their own lives and bodies that they have to make fun of someone who they think is below them?
guys come on, we live in society and we are an organism that judges by looks. She is the definition of societally unattractive, it makes sense why she’d get looks. Let’s just be realistic!!! ._.
no no no no one deserve to be stared at like this because “she is society’s definition of unattractive” most of society falls into that category, doesn’t mean everyone is to be stared at and made to feel uncomfortable or judged. ^^^
Never said she “deserves” to be, but fact is she will be. Especially when she looks like that.
Everyone judges. It’s fact and you cant escape it.
by saying oh well everyone does it & trying to justify it still doesn’t make it ok. just because you wish to normalize it doesn’t mean it should be
It is normal and it always will be. Sorry to burst your bubble. :’)
Well if looking at a person like that is “normal,” our society is fucked up and worthless. Idc what you look like, no one deserves it. Period. If our idea of a normal looking person is skinny and shit, we are the ones who need help.
It IS normal, and we all know that. But half these people were probably just already not having happy looks on their faces and just happened to be caught on camera when they looked at the lady (the face has nothing to do w/ her). & Listen to this, they probably took hundreds of shots, and these were the worst they got. They manipulated it in a way to make the others “look bad” when she is the one who is obese.
Having low body fat is healthy. And recognizing that doesn’t mean “our society needs help”, it means that we are finally recognizing that people need to take care of themselves and be at a healthy weight. That’s not bad.