My name is Joseph Rafferty and I was born in San Francisco, California. I work as an interdisciplinary artist with a focus in photography. My influences are Jo Ann Callis, Zanele Muholi, Imogen Cunningham, Pierre Molinier and Robert Frank. Currently concluding Director’s Fellowship at The International Center of Photography’s one-year certificate program, Creative Practices. Last Fall, I exhibited “LOST: a Photographic Journey” during URBAN Photo Awards international photo festival in Trieste, Italy. In 2021 and 2020 recipient Artist Support Grant. Forthcoming solo exhibition “Artists and Americans” (2022) at Barton Gallery concurrently with Artist In Residency Barton College of Visual Performing & Communication Arts in North Carolina.