Corey Arnold (b.1976) is a photographer and commercial fisherman exploring mankindâ€™s complicated relationship with nature. He has worked seasonally as a commercial fisherman in Alaska since 1995, including seven years of crabbing in the Bering Sea aboard the f/v Rollo. Corey now captains a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska during the summer based out of an abandoned salmon cannery complex called Graveyard Point. His life’s work:Â Fish-WorkÂ is an ongoing photography series documenting the visceral experience of life at sea for commercial fishermen worldwide.Â
His photographsÂ have been exhibited internationally and live in numerous public and private collections including the Portland Art Museum and The Center for Contemporary Photography. His work has been published in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Paris Review, Time,Â NY Times, California Sunday Magazine, Harpers, Outside, Esquire,Â The Guardian, and Juxtapoz, among others. He is represented byÂ Richard Heller GalleryÂ in Santa Monica, California and commercially byÂ Redeye RepresentsÂ in Los Angeles.Â Nazraeli Press has published two books including a monograph entitledÂ Fish-Work: The Bering SeaÂ in 2011.
In 2023, Arnold won the Wildlife and Nature professional category of the Sony World Photography Awards and 1st place Nature Singles for Pictures of the Year International for the series “Cities Gone Wild”.Â He placed first in the Nature Singles Category of the World Press Photo Awards, 2018 and Best Feature Picture Story of 2016 from Pictures of the Year International for his October, 2016 Cover story “Unplugging the Selfie Generation” in National Geographic Magazine. Arnold is a Hallie Ford Foundation Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer
Corey Arnold resides in Southern Washington along the Columbia River Gorge.