A photographer and commercial fisherman, Corey Arnold documents the ways of the sea and the people who work on its waters. Childhood fishing excursions with his father sparked Arnold’s desire to pursue a career on the ocean. As he explains, “These escapes into the vast sea wilderness…inspired me to seek out experiences beyond the town limits. I followed my childhood dreams of being a professional fisherman and carried my camera along to document the absurd, the mysterious, and the beauty that surrounds a life at sea.” After seven years aboard a crabbing ship, Arnold started his own sockeye salmon fishing operation, which he continues to oversee.
As a professional photographer, Corey Arnold works on assignments for publications such as The New Yorker and National Geographic while also concentrating on his own fine art photography projects, including Fish-Work, an ongoing series capturing the experience of commercial fishermen around the world. The selection of photographs on exhibition for the PDX Art Program focus on the landscape of commercial fishing in the Aleutian Islands, Bristol Bay Alaska, and Europe from 2006 thru 2017.
PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
August 08, 2017 to August 06, 2018