I’ll be showing pictures from my Fish-Work series, talking about commercial fishing and my life as a photographer at the beautiful Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine tomorrow night at 7pm. The event is Presented by the Island Institute. Tell your Maine friends to say hello!
FISH-WORK, An Evening with Corey Arnold
Alaskan fisherman-photographer Corey Arnold celebrates the unique bond between fishermen and the fish they catch. Over the past five years, Arnold, 35, has become internationally recognized as the preeminent lens through which we might glimpse their strange, wondrous world. In addition to his seven years on a 103-foot crabbing boat in the Bering Sea – captured in his arresting book Fish-Work – Arnold has traveled to Spain, Greece, Poland, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands. His photographs from Europe and along the Norwegian coast illuminate his passionate belief that “conserving the human aspect of fishing is just as important as keeping the fish life cycles going.”
On Thursday evening, Arnold will show a selection of his favorite photographs, share the stories behind them and answer question about his experiences. He is a thoughtful observer, a conservation-minded fisherman, and an engaging storyteller whose stunning images will deepen your appreciation for the seafood you eat and the people who harvest it.
A folio of Arnold’s work appears in the 2012 Island Journal, the Island Institute’s annual publication, as well as the new Island Journal app for iPads and Android tablets. The Institute, a membership-based nonprofit located in Rockland, is hosting his visit as a way to introduce his imagery to new audiences and to highlight our shared passion for helping sustain island and coastal fishing communities – in Maine and beyond.
For more information on Corey Arnold’s work, please visit www.coreyfishes.com. The 2012 Island Journal can be found at Archipelago, the Institute’s retail store, located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, or online at www.thearchipelago.net.