JOSEPH A. RAFFERTY III
Visual Artist 

Hometown San Francisco, California 1976 
Works Durham, North Carolina, USA 


EDUCATION 
2022-2023 Transart Institiute, prospective MFA student Creative Research, Liverpool - Berlin - New York 
2020-2021 The International Center of Photography, Creative Practices, New York, NY 
2018-2020 Duke Center For Documentary Studies, Continuing Education, Durham, NC 
2019 North Carolina Museum of Art, Painting College Workshop: Peter Martín & Mexican Modernist Painting, Raleigh, NC 
2009 North Carolina State University College of Design, Graduate Work, Raleigh, NC 
1999-2002 Art Center College of Design, Dean’s List, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Pasadena, CA 
1996-1999 San Diego City College, Dean’s List, San Diego, CA 
1995-1999 United States Navy, Honorable Discharge + Navy College Fund, Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, CA

FELLOWSHIP 
2020-2021 The Newman Foundation, ICP Directors Fellowship, The International Center of Photography, NY, NY 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
2020 URBAN Unveils the City and its Secrets - Vol. 06, “L O S T: a photographic journey”, Trieste, Italy 

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION 
2022 Barton College School of Visual Performing & Communication Arts, “Artists and Americans”, Wilson, NC 
2019 Durham Art Guild, Golden Belt Gallery, “L O S T: a photographic journey”,  Durham, NC 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
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”, Durham Fruit Co,  Durham, NC
2021 The International Center of Photography, That Was The Year That Was, “MOMENT by MOMENT”, New York, 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 Exhibition “Jamella F. Dallis” + “Civil Disobedience: An Homage to Stacey Kirby”, Durham, NC
2020 Praxis Gallery Photographic Arts Center, The Still Life, “Obsolete Planet”, Minneapolis, MN 
2020 Durham Art Guild, Swing Into Spring, “Metamorphosis of North Carolina”, Durham, NC 
2020 Visual Art Exchange, Annual Gala, “Untitled”, Raleigh, NC 
2019 Peter Marín’s Frida Kahlo’s Ofrenda, “Earth Falling” (painting), North Carolina Museum of Art,  Raleigh, NC 
2019 Atlanta Photography Group, The Directors Cut, “War of the Worlds”, Atlanta, GA 
2019 The Art of Mental Health, “Battle at Mud Creek” (Self Portrait) , Rubenstein Arts Center Duke University,  Durham, NC 
2019 OddVille! Festival Of The Awesomely Strange, “War of the Worlds”, Durham Fruit Co,  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, “unmarked grave of Ms. Zora Neale Hurston”, Durham, NC 
2019 Durham Art Guild, 65th Annual Juried Exhibition, “Trailer Park Resident” + “Mexican Cowboy” (from series “Next Seven Exits”), Durham, NC 
2019 United Arts Council, “Battle at Mud Creek”, Raleigh, NC 
2019 The Mothership, “Gender Dysphoria” + “Next Seven Exits”,  Durham, NC 
2019 Durham Art Guild, “Childrens Story Book”, Durham, NC 
2019 Visual Art Exchange, SCOPE ‘19: LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTH, “Metamorphosis of North Carolina”, Raleigh, NC 
2019 Visual Art Exchange, Annual Gala, “Untitled”, Raleigh, NC 
2019 The Carrack Museum of Modern Art, “Love Thy Self”, Durham, NC 
2018 CLiCK! Photography Festival, “Cosmic Consciousness”, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC 
2018 Through This Lens Gallery, “Water”(from series “Man’s Search For Meaning”), Durham, NC 
2018 The SE Center for Photography, “Napa, CA”, Greenville, SC 
2018 Visual Art Exchange, Annual Gala, “Obsolete Planet” (from series “Man’s Search For Meaning”), Raleigh, NC 
2017 CLiCK! Photography Festival, “Day After Black Friday”, Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill, NC 
2017 EXPOSURE TIME, “Untitled” Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 
2016 CAMstellation, “Television Head”, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 
2016 EXPOSURE TIME, “Untitled”, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 
2015 EXPOSURE TIME, “Untitled”, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 
2014 EXPOSURE TIME, “Untitled”, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC 

GRANTS  &  HONORS 
Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council of Raleigh, Raleigh, 2021 
Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council of Raleigh, Raleigh, 2020 
URBAN Photo Awards + Exhibition, Finalist, “L O S T: a photographic journey”, Trieste, Italy, 2020 
BIG INK Large Scale Woodblock Printing, “Wellness” (from series “Man's Search For Meaning”), Artspace, Raleigh,  2019 

PRESS 
GELATIN Magazine Issue 05 - Featured Artist, “WORLD AROUND” - 2021
PÔSTAL Magazine, Postcard Box, “Healing is the Earth”, “Follow Where Mind Goes”, “Repressed” - 2021 
All About Photo Magazine, “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 by Joseph Rafferty” - 2020 
NSEW Magazine - Issue #2 - Featured Artist (cover, interview, eight page spread) - 2019   

AWARDS 
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 37,  Chosen (“Untitled” from “World Around”) - 2021 
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 36, Selected (“Untitled” from “L O S T” solo exhibition) - 2020
LENSCULTURE MAGAZINE, B&W PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS- Featured Competition Gallery - 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 Place “Nude Telephone”  (self portrait) - 2004 
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Third Place “Bourgouse Fatcat” - 2004 
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL – Judges Choice (Esteemed Juror Kathy Ryan of NYT Magazine) - 2004 
ASMP NY – Judges Choice - 2003 
ASMP LA – Judges 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: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum, Wilson, NC 
2013-2017 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 
2002-2012 PRINCIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER, Joseph Rafferty Editorial Photography, Pasadena, CA 
2003-2004 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