Photographer and Alaskan Commercial Fisherman – Corey Arnold
“Corey Arnold is a photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman. During the winter, he can be found working aboard the King crab vessel Rollo in the Bering Sea and more recently running a wild salmon fishing operation in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The off-season is filled with travel, gallery exhibitions, magazine and ad photography assignments with a bit of backyard gardening, cat maintenance, and skateboarding in Portland, Oregon.
He is currently working on a life long project entitled “Fish-Work” which chronicles the commercial fishing lifestyle throughout the world. Since 2003, he’s been documenting the crab fishery in the Bering Sea. Most recently he was nominated for the Aperture West Book Prize, the Santa Fe Prize for Photography, and named one of PDN’s 30 for 2009. The work has been featured on the cover of the Juxtapoz photo book, The Paris Review, Esquire, Italian Rolling Stone and Artweek. in 2005, he received an American Scandinavian Foundation grant to photograph the fishermen and whalers of Northern Norway. In 2010, Corey has been commissioned by the PEW charitable trust to photograph the state of the EU fishing industry.”