Meet Joseph Hill, an upbeat photographer with autism.
The 26-year-old is sometimes called the “unofficial mayor” of Southern Pines, North Carolina. He currently serves as the exclusive photographer for the Southern Pines Welcome Center, where many of his pictures are available for purchase as postcards.
His work has been featured in PineStraw Magazine and on the front page of The Pilot newspaper. In a 2019 editorial, The Pilot called Joseph’s story a “manifestation of that Sunday School lesson of faith, hope and love.”
Joseph is on a mission to spread positivity and prove that individuals with autism and autism spectrum disorders can be successful entrepreneurs.
“I don’t want to be better than anyone else,” he says. “I just want to show that as a person with autism, I have what it takes.”