The photographs from my new book,Â Fishing With My Dad 1978-1995, published by Nazraeli Press along with never before seen images from the archive of my father, Chris Arnold, will be on display at the beautiful Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books in Portland, Oregon. Â The show opens on October 15, 6-10pm, and runs through November 27. Â My Dad and I will be present to answer questions about my choice of fashion in the 80’s. Â Hope to see you there! Below is the press release
For Immediate Release:
Fishing with My Dad 1978 – 1995
An exhibition of photographs by Chris and Corey Arnold
October 15 to November 27, 2011
Artist reception on Saturday, October 15 from 6 to 10PM
Ampersand is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs curated by Portland photographer,Â Corey Arnold. The show is a collaboration of sorts between Corey & his father, Chris Arnold,Â whoÂ made these photographs throughout his sonâ€™s childhood as he grew up an avid sport fisherman inÂ Southern California. The photographs speak to the fact that fishing & story telling go handÂ in handÂ & that cameras & their snapshots have historically served to verify the truth of often questionableÂ narratives. Recently published byÂ Nazraeli Press inÂ One Picture Book #69, the photographs alsoÂ record the trajectory of a life in which fishing & photography have never been far apart. Indeed,Â Arnold is best known for his ongoing photographic project entitledÂ Fish-Work, which chroniclesÂ commercial fishing throughout the world. He brings to this body of work not only his own firsthandÂ experience as an Alaskan commercial fisherman; but a life-long passion for fishing, the roots ofÂ which we see here in snapshots that were made while fishing with his dad.
Corey Arnold’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide. He is represented byÂ Charles A. HartmanÂ Fine Art in Portland &Â Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica. Â His first book,Â Fish-Work: The Bering Sea (2010), was named one of the best photo books of the year by PDN & AmericanÂ Photo magazines. Â He has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Esquire,Â Whitewall,Â Outside, Juxtapoz, Art Ltd & Italian Rolling Stone; was chosen for the 2010 PortlandÂ BiennialÂ & namedÂ one of PDN’s 30 top emerging photographers in 2009.
We are also pleased to announce that the second printing of Arnold’s widely acclaimed book,Â Fish-Work: The Bering Sea, which was published byÂ Nazraeli Press, is now available to purchaseÂ at Ampersand. We’ll have several copies available the night of the opening & Arnold will be on handÂ to sign them.
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211