Kish Joseph is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Born on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, he moved to the US at age three along with his three siblings in 1993. Inspired by photographers such at William Eggleston, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Larry Sultan, Kish creates staged images of his imagination. He enjoys encouraging his viewers to question the reality of his images and also evaluate ideas presented in his often colorful photographs. His recent works have been introspective examinations on why we view the world the way we do. His series “Mysterious Friends” explores, in particular, our view as residents of a country where the idea of wearing a mask is so alien. His work aims to not only create conversations amongst the viewers but for the viewer to really have a conversation with themselves on their own thoughts.