Weight Bearing

Haley Morris-Cafiero

Research output: Non-Textual OutputExhibition


Weight Bearing is a series of photographic images that utilises self-portraiture and humour to depict internalised emotions felt by the PI when she suffered from an undiagnosed disordered eating as a teenager. The images utilise constructed and self-portrait photographic methods to explore the topic of disordered eating using surrealist visuals. Each image in the series represents a contemporary reflection on a situation that occurred 30 years prior during the disordered eating phase. The 8 situations are recreated to depict the scenes in which they originally take place and employ props that depict the extreme thoughts that exist within the mind of someone who is suffering from disordered eating.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Departure Lounge Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventWeight Bearing - Departure Lounge, Luton, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 202130 Oct 2021


  • Eating disorders
  • photography
  • self-portraiture
  • performative
  • mental health and wellbeing


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