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Photographer #436: Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold, 1976, USA, is an Alaskan commercial fisherman as well as a documentary photographer. He received a BFA in photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In 2011 he released the book Fish-Work: The Bering Sea which includes images that were made between 2003 and 2010 while he was working as a deckhand on the Bering Sea crabber f/v Rollo. The series Fish-Work doesn’t stop there, it is a life long project and has also taken him to various European countries capturing the lifestyle of fishermen. One of his latest series is Wolf Tide which includes a mixture of experiences as a fisherman, rural encounters with unsuspecting wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Nowadays he captains a wild salmon gillnetting operation in Bristol Bay while working on photo assignments and gallery exhibitions in the off season. His work has appeared in numerous magazines as The New Yorker, Esquire and Juxtapoz. In 2009 he was named one of the PDN’s top 30 emerging photographers. The following images come from the series Wolf Tide, Fish-Work Bering Sea and Graveyard Point.

Website: www.coreyfishes.com

Corey Arnold, The North Sea

Corey Arnold, The North Sea

Corey Arnold

The North Sea,
Netherlands, 2010
From the Wolf Tide series
Website – coreyfishes.com

Corey Arnold (b.1976) resides in Portland, Oregon and has spent over 15 seasons working seasonally as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He frequently travels abroad chronicling the lifestyle of commercial fishermen, a project entitled Fish-Work. Arnold received a BFA in photography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited worldwide and he has published two books with Nazraeli Press, including Fish-Work: The Bering Sea (2011) and Fishing with My Dad 1978-1995 (2011). Arnold was chosen for the 2010 Portland Biennial, nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography and named one of Photo District News’ top 30 emerging photographers in 2009. His work is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (Portland, OR) and Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica, CA).