JOSEPH A. RAFFERTY III
Visual Artist 

Hometown San Francisco, California 1976 
Works The American South, USA 


EDUCATION 
2023–24 Transart Institute, prospective MFA student Creative Research, New York - Liverpool - Berlin
2021–20 The International Center of Photography, Creative Practices Certificate, NY, NY 
2020–18 Duke Center For Documentary Studies, Continuing Education, Durham, NC 
2019 North Carolina Museum of Art, Peter Martín & Mexican Modernist Painting Workshop, Selected, Raleigh, NC 
2009 North Carolina State University College of Design, Graduate Work, Raleigh, NC 
2002–1999 Art Center College of Design, Dean’s List, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Pasadena, CA 
1999–96 San Diego City College, Dean’s List, San Diego, CA 
1999–95 United States Navy, Honorable Discharge + Navy College Fund, Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado Island, CA

FELLOWSHIP 
2021–20 Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation, ICP Director’s Fellowship, The International Center of Photography, NY, NY 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
2022 The Fruit, Inaugural Solo Exhibition, Man's Search For Meaning, Durham, North Carolina
2020 URBAN Unveils the City and its Secrets - Vol. 06, L O S T: A Photographic Journey, Trieste, Italy

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY 
2022 (Fall) Barton College School of Visual Performing & Communication Arts, Wilson, NC 

COLLECTIONS 
2022 The International Center of Photography, Library Collection, Man's Search For Meaning (zine), NY, NY 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION 
2022 (Fall) Barton College School of Visual Performing & Communication Arts, Artists and Americans, Wilson, NC 
2022 The Fruit, Man's Search For Meaning, Durham, NC
2019 Durham Art Guild, Golden Belt Gallery, L O S T: A Photographic Journey,  Durham, NC 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2022 (Fall) Contemporary Art Museum, Photo Mural Project, Elizabethan Collar (self-portrait), Raleigh , NC
2022 Durham Art Guild, Members' Showcase Exhibit, Opposite of Positive (self-portrait) , Durham, NC
2021 Los Angeles Center for Photography, The Creative Portrait 6th Annual International Juried Exhibition , Opposite of Positive (self-portrait), Los Angeles , CA
2021 Durham Art Guild, 67th Annual Juried Exhibition, Visigoth (nude self-portrait), Durham, NC 
2021 OddVille! Festival Of The Awesomely Strange, Blindness, The Fruit,  Durham, NC
2021 The International Center of Photography, That Was The Year That Was, MOMENT by MOMENT (self-portraits), NY, NY
2020 Museo del Territorio di Commòns, Trieste Photo Fringe, L O S T: A Photographic Journey, Trieste, Italy
2020 Durham Art Guild, 66th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jamella F. Dallis + Civil Disobedience: An Homage to Stacey Kirby, Durham, NC
2020 Praxis Gallery Photographic Arts Center, The Still Life, Age 6. Looking For Library Book, Santa Barbara (1982), Minneapolis, MN 
2020 Durham Art Guild, Swing Into Spring, Metamorphosis of North Carolina, Durham, NC 
2020 Visual Art Exchange, 40th Annual Gala, Untitled, Raleigh, NC 
2019 North Carolina Museum of Art, Peter Marín’s Frida Kahlo’s Ofrenda, Earth Falling (painting), Raleigh, NC 
2019 Atlanta Photography Group, The Director’s Cut, War of the Worlds, Atlanta, GA 
2019 Duke University Rubenstein Arts Center, The Art of Mental Health, Battle at Mud Creek (self-portrait), Durham, NC 
2019 OddVille! Festival Of The Awesomely Strange, War of the Worlds, The Fruit,  Durham, NC 
2019 The Carrack Museum of Modern Art, Community Show: Rupture, Rapture, Revolution, unmarked grave of Ms. Zora Neale Hurston, Durham, NC 
2019 The Mothership, Art Party, unmarked grave of Ms. Zora Neale Hurston, Durham, NC 
2019 Durham Art Guild, 65th Annual Juried Exhibition, Trailer Park Resident + Mexican Cowboy (from project “Next Seven Exits”), Durham, NC 
2019 United Arts Council, Battle at Mud Creek (self-portrait), Raleigh, NC 
2019 The Mothership, Art Party, Gender Dysphoria + Next Seven Exits,  Durham, NC 
2019 Durham Art Guild, Members' Showcase Exhibit, Children’s Story Book, Durham, NC 
2019 Visual Art Exchange, SCOPE ‘19: LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTH, Metamorphosis of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC 
2019 Visual Art Exchange, 39th Annual Gala, Untitled, Raleigh, NC 
2019 The Carrack Museum of Modern Art, Community Show, Love Thy Self, Durham, NC 
2018 CLiCK! Photography Festival, Cosmic Consciousness, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC 
2018 Through This Lens Gallery, Redwood. Shrouded in Fog. (2003) (from exhibition Man’s Search For Meaning), Durham, NC 
2018 The SE Center for Photography, Napa, CA, Greenville, SC 
2018 Visual Art Exchange, 38th Annual Gala, Age 6. Looking For Library Book, Santa Barbara (1982) (from project “Man’s Search For Meaning”), Raleigh, NC 
2017 CLiCK! Photography Festival, Day After Black Friday, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC 
2017 Contemporary Art Museum, Exposure Time, Untitled, Raleigh, NC 
2016 Contemporary Art Museum, CAMstellation, Television Head, Raleigh, NC 
2016 Contemporary Art Museum, Exposure Time, Untitled, Raleigh, NC
2015 Contemporary Art Museum, Exposure Time, Untitled, Raleigh, NC
2014 Contemporary Art Museum, Exposure Time, Untitled, Raleigh, NC

BOOK FAIRS 
The International Center of Photography, 1st Annual Photobook Fest, Man's Search For Meaning, NY , NY - 2022 
Printed Matter, Virtual Art Book Fair, The Concern A Magazine Issue 03 - ShaCarol Stewart + Thomas Sayre - 2021 

PRESS 
L’ Oeil De La Photographie - Weekend Portfolio - Man's Search For Meaning - 2022
GELATIN Magazine Issue 05 - Featured Artist, WORLD AROUND - 2021
PÔSTAL Magazine, Postcard Box, Healing is the Earth (self-portrait) - 2021 
All About Photo Magazine, Photo Article, “WORLD AROUND” - 2021 
Printed Matter, Virtual Art Book Fair, The Concern A Magazine Issue 03 - ShaCarol Stewart + Thomas Sayre - 2021 
The Concern: A Magazine, Issue 03 - ShaCarol Stewart + Thomas Sayre - 2021 
SHOTS Magazine No. 149, Open Theme, William Paul Thomas - 2020  
All About Photo Magazine, Rising Photographer - 2020 
GELATIN Magazine, Issue 02 - Featured Artist, Jamella F. Dallis - 2020 
L’ Oeil De La Photographie - Featured Artist - L O S T: A Photographic Journey - 2020 
NSEW Magazine - Issue 02 - Featured Artist (cover, interview, eight page spread) - 2019   

GRANTS  &  HONORS 
United Arts Council, Artist Support Grant, Raleigh, 2021 
United Arts Council, Artist Support Grant, Raleigh, 2020 
URBAN Photo Awards + Exhibition, Finalist, L O S T: A Photographic Journey, Trieste, Italy, 2020 
BIG INK Large Scale Woodblock Printing, SelectedRisotto. 19 Holly (1989) (from exhibition Man's Search For Meaning), Artspace, Raleigh, 2019 

AWARDS 
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 38,  ChosenAge 6. Looking For Library Book in Santa Barbara. (1982) - 2022 
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 37,  ChosenUntitled from WORLD AROUND - 2021
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 36, SelectedUntitled from L O S T: A Photographic Journey - 2020
LENSCULTURE MAGAZINE, B&W PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS- Featured Competition Gallery, Next Seven Exits - 2019 
DURHAM ART GUILD: SWING INTO SPRING- Featured Artist - 2019 
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM RALEIGH - EXPOSURE TIME - Featured Artist - 2017 
COMMUNICATION ARTS ADVERTISING & DESGN ANNUAL - Fresh - 2006 
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – First PlaceNude Telephone (self-portrait) - 2004 
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Third Place - Bourgouse Fatcat - 2004 
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL – Judge’s Choice (Esteemed Juror Kathy Ryan of NYT Magazine) - 2004 
ASMP NY – Judge’s Choice - 2003 
ASMP LA – Judge’s Choice - 2003 
PDN ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002 
GRAPHIS ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002 
APPLIED ARTS & ILLUSTRATIONS ANNUAL – Emerging Artist - 2002 
CMYK – Emerging Artist - 2000 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
2017-2020 CAM/now Advisory Board Member, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 
2018 Creative Director, Charis Art Therapy Summer Camp, Wake Forest, NC 
2017 Principle Photographer, Historic Unveiling: Opening, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum, Wilson, NC 
2017–13 Principle Photographer, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 
2016 Principle Photographer, Historic Unveiling: Ann & Jim Goodnight Museum Park, NCMA, Raleigh, NC 
2014 Principle Photographer, Autism Awareness Carnival, Franklin, NC 
2012–02 Principle Photographer, Joseph Rafferty Editorial Photography, Pasadena, CA 
2004–03 Outer Circle Board Member, Art Center College of Design Alumni Periodical, Pasadena, CA

CLIENTS - PUBLICATIONS 
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE  I  L'ŒIL DE LA PhOTOGRAPIE  I  GQ GERMANY  I  ESQUIRE  I  GRAPHIS