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Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold is a fine art photographer based in Portland, Oregon. His work examines man’s relationship with the natural world including animals, food production, and environmental issues. Since 2002, he has photographed his life at sea working as a Bering Sea Crab fisherman and documented his summers captaining a sockeye salmon fishing boat in Alaska. In the off-season he continues to explore the world’s commercial fisheries in an ongoing project entitled Fish-Work.

His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and published in Harpers, The New Yorker, New York Times LENS, Art Ltd, Rolling Stone, Time, Outside, National Geographic, Mare and The Paris Review, among others. Corey has published two books of photography by Nazraeli Press including Fish-Work: The Bering Sea, and Fishing with My Dad.

Born in 1976, Vista, California
Resides in Portland, Oregon

1999     BFA Photography - Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
1996     Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ


Aleutian Dreams, Zoom Photography Festival, Quebec, Canada
Fish-Work, Photo  Lub Festival, Provence, France
Aleutian Dreams, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
Aleutian Dreams, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Aleutian Dreams, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (April 1 - May 6, 2017)
Fish-Work, Lofoten International Photography Festival, Kabelvåg, Norway

Gone Fishing, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
Fish-Work, Solo Exhibition, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR

Fish-Work, Arctic Being, Haranguer Festival, Vadsø, Norway
Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
Fish-Work, Lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

Wildlife, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR

Fish-Work, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO

Wolf Tide, Richard Heller Gallery, Portland, OR
Graveyard Point, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Fish-Work, Knokke Heist International Photography Festival, Sincala Museum, Knokke Heist, Belgium

Fishing With My Dad 1978-1995, in collaboration with Chris Arnold, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR

Fish-Work, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fish Work Europe, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR

Fish-Work, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, NY
Fish-Work: Sea Stories, New York Photography Festival curated by Lyle Rexer, Caption Gallery, New York, NY
Fish-Work, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Fish-Work, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR

SKITT FISKE!, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Crabbing in the Bering Sea, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA
Fishscapes Finnmark, Hamningberg Handel Galleri, Hamningberg, Norway

The Animal Condition, Bolgen og Moi Briskeby, Oslo, Norway


New Acquisitions, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Functionally United, White Box Gallery, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
Fisherpoets Gathering - 3 Story Outdoor film projection from the Bering Sea, Astoria, OR
Made You Laugh, 10 Years of Redeye, Space15Twenty, LA

Aipad Photography Show, Park Armory, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, NYC
Water. War., Gluon, Brussels, Belgium
China International Photographic Art Festival and Exhibition, Zhengzhou, China
Pondy Photo, Pondicherry, India
The Showing Project, Working Assumptions Foundation, Capital Hilton, Washington DC
The Seattle Art Fair, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Selections Six: Summer Group, Charles A Harman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Nigbo Museum of Art, Two Person Show, Nigbo, China

Winter Group Show, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Expo Chicago Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago IL
Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Midwest 2.0, INOVA, Milwaukie, WI
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Houston, TX
Aipad Photography Show, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, New York City
Seattle Art Fair, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Seattle, Washington
Early Works, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
It's Raining Cats and Dogs, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR

The Jakarta International Photo Summit, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Connect the Dots, Photo Center NW Benefit, Seattle, WA
Object Stories Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (2014-2015)
Eating a Wall, Tempo Color Festival, Belgium
Early Works, Sol Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Seven, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
The Sea Provides, Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR
Shine, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Dust Through Dawn: Photography at the Edges of Daylight, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

The Miami Project Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
See Food, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Dark Blue: Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Fierce, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Selections IV, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Wider than a Postcard, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY
The Miami Project Art Fair, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Miami, FL
Looking at the Land, Flak Photo, Online Exhibition
B-Sides, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR
Into the Woods, ClampArt Gallery, New York, NY
International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
These Friends III, THIS Los Angeles, CA
Gun, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR

Human Nature, curated by Richard Heller, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
Disjecta Art Auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Frontiers - The photography of Celine Clanet, Peter Beste, and Corey Arnold, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY
ArtMRKT San Francisco Art Fair, represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Stoked on Spring Auction, Drive-In, New York, NY
Semi-Permanent Group Show, Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney, AU
Life in the Aleutians: Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaska, Alaska

Oceans, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
111 at 111, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bid at the Bunyan, Disjecta Annual Art Auction, Portland, OR
Plain Air, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Pure DKNY SHFT popup gallery, 112 Greene St., New York, NY
Fecal Face Dot Com 10 Year Anniversary, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Horse Walks into a Bar, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
Today, Group Show at 210 AR4T Space, Laguna Beach, CA
Portland2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta, Portland, OR
The Group Show, Portland2010 Artists, White Box, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
These Friends, THIS Los Angeles, CA
Art of Elysium Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, CA

Slide Show night, POYI - 30 documentary photographers curated by Leslie Martin, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
The Center for Photography at Woodstock Benefit Exhibition, Woodstock, NY
Fall Forward, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, New York, NY
NOW: Art of the 21st Century, Philips de Pury and Co., Group Auction, Howick Pl., London, UK
Faces: Vintage and Contemporary Photographic Portraits, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
Lifestyle: The Photography of Peter Beste, Joe Conzo, and Corey Arnold, Bold Hype Gallery, Orlando, FL
Wild Things!, Stricola Contemporary, New York, NY
AIPAD Photography Show, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, New York, NY
Land vs. Sea: Animals in the Consciousness of America, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY
Art Fiera art Fair, Sara Tecchia, Bologna, Italy

Summer 2008 Exhibition, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Jasmine Loignon with Make Art Public, Canada
LA Art in New York, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY  
Seven, Upper Playground Gallery, Portland, OR
New York Photo Festival, Installation curated by Tim Barber, New York, NY
Mouvements Mecaniques - Try Harder, Public exhibition on billboards in 7 major Canadian Cities, Curated by Manuel Bujold and
Lions Never Sleep, Champions Never Cry, Satin Satan Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Out of Towners, Fecal Face Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Man Show, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR

LA Art in New York, Art Fair with Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Tiny Vices curated by Tim Barber, Colette, Paris, France
Pulse Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
Fecal Face 7.5 year Anniversary Artistic Exhibition, Curated by John Trippe, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pleased to Meet You 2: Photographs from the beholder, Curated by Suzanne Shade, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hunter and Hunted, Curated by Joseph Kraeutler, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, NY
Pleased to Meet You: Photographs from the Beholder, Tinlark Gallery, Hollywood, CA
The End is Nigh, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Finmart – Kunst of kultur fra Finnmark, Rådhusgalleriet I Oslo, Norway

Pulse art fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
Tiny Vices curated by Tim Barber, Studio Bee, Tokyo, Japan
125th Anniversary of the Internet – Fecal Face Dot Com, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tree Show II, Giant Robot Gallery San Francisco, CA
Fresh Start Benefit, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Captured Still: California Photographers, L Street Fine Art, San Diego, CA

Illustrated Books

Fishing with My Dad 1978-1995, One Picture Book #69, Nazraeli Press
Fish-Work: The Bering Sea, Nazraeli Press


Juxtapoz Wild, Gingko Press

The Uncommon Archive, T. Adler Books, pp. 54

The Instagram Book, Ammo Books, pp. 94
The 2014 It’s Nice That Annual, Park Communications, pp. 162-163

Ten Years of Monster Children, (Germany), “Jobs” Becker Joest Volk Verlag

Snoeks 2012, Snoeks nv, (Belgium), Cover, pp. 108-123

Juxtapoz Photo, Gingko Press, Cover, pp. 10-19

“The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography,” Humble Arts Foundation
“Apenest Volume II,” Apenest, pp. 46-55
“Various Photographs,” Edited by Tim Barber, T.V. Books, pp. 79,162,252

“Backyard Shakedown Photography Book,” Upper Playground

Selected Bibliography
Harpers Magazine, “Roadside Friend”, June, p.13
Oregon Arts Watch Online, “Photographs from the Cold and Wet”, May 23
El Pais Magazine, Spain, “The Eagle Rebellion in Alaska”
Format Magazine Online, “Photographing the Remote Snowy World of Alskan Fishing Ships at sea, May
National Geographic Online, “The Bering Sea, Where Humans and Nature Collide, April  
The Guardian Online, “Aleutian Dreams: Life as an Alaskan Fisherman”, April 11
Stone, Daniel, National Geographic Online, “Bering Sea, Where Humans and Nature Collide”, March 31
Los Angeles Mag Online, “Photo Exhibit in Santa Monica Offers a Chilling Look at Life in Alaska.” March 30.
Bad to the Bone, “Fisherman Somewhere in the Bering Sea”, Jan 2017
Photo World (China), January, Cover, and 10 pages

National Geographic Magazine, “Unplugging the Selfie Generation” October,  Cover, pp. 31-55
Coast Weekend, “‘Fish-Work’ chronicles commercial fishing lifestyle...”, Feb 8
TIME Magazine, “The Fish that Didn’t Get Away”, July 11, pp. 88-89
National Geographic Online, “Where are millennials in the great outdoors? Look on Instagram.” Sept. 21
Filson Life Online, “An Interview... with Corey Arnold” Feb 29, 2016

“Instagram Photographers to Follow in all 50 States” Time Light Box
“Fishing on the Bering Sea,” National Geographic Traveler 2015 Best of the World, pp. 130-143
“The Big Catch,” Alaska Magazine, cover, pp. 52-61
“Graveyard Point,” Alaska Dispatch News, pp. A-9 July 12
Alaska Dispatch News, video interview, July 13
Harper’s Magazine, Vol. 330, No. 1976, pp. 12-13
“Corey Arnold: Chụp tình yêu biển cả” Elle Magazine, Vietnam
KreyBig, Lars, “Fischers Fritze Fischt,” Digital Photo Magazine (Germany)  pp. 100-107
“Salmon Bay,” Rodale’s Organic Life Magazine, pp. 114-127

Traff, Thea, “Gone Fishing,” The New Yorker
Almeida, Camila, “Sonhos de Pescador,” Super Interessante Magazine (Brazil) pp. 74-75
“The Pet Issue” The Portland Mercury, V.15, No.14, cover, Aug.20
Buntsma, Katie, “Sustainable Photography,” Interview, American Society of Picture Professionals, Issue 1, pp. 12-21
Lechner, Jenna, “Wilderness Years,” The Portland Mercury, Nov.19
Gill, Grant, “Corey Arnold: Wildlife,”
“Musings: Corey Arnold Looks Wildlife Straight in the Eye,” National Geographic Proof Blog
“Life at Sea – A Conversation with Corey Arnold,” Paper Sea Quarterly (Australia), V.2, Issue 3, pp.56-63

Monster Children Photo Annual (Australia), 2013
“Polar Harvest”, Saveur Magazine, Dec, pp. 62-71
Gollin, Rob, “Dat stomme vissen zit in zijn genen,” De Volksrant (Netherlands), Dec 21, p.10-11
Faktor, Liza, “Fishing as Storytelling,” OjodePez (Spain), #35 cover, pp.40-47
“Creature of the Sea” Interview, American Photo, August
Schiferli, Victor, “Vangen en schieten,” SHUTR (Holland), pp.40-51
“The Young Man and the Sea,” PERDIZ (Spain), pp.48-61
“Gallery,” ZUPI (Brazil), April, pp.36-39
Zikos, Mikael, “fish and pics,” The Good Life (France), March/April, pp.286-291
“FISH-WORK,” EXIT (Spain), Feb-April, pp.165-173
Bruno, Fernando, “Donde la naturaleza reina,” PUL (Argentina), April, pp.100-109
“Ein Grosser Fang.” DUMMY (Germany), Winter 2012/2013 pp. 42-56

Hathaway, Jessica, “Young Man and the Sea,” National Fisherman, Dec, 2012, Cover and feature
Tsomondo, Dzana, “All Together Now,” Photo District News, Nov, 2012, p. 40
“Something Fishy,” Interview, Vice Magazine, Oct, pp. 94-99
Aram, Kim, Interview, Blink Magazine (Korea), Oct. 6 pages
Kun, Hu, Interview in Cantonese, LENS (China), Oct.
“A La Vie, A La Mer,” Geo Magazine (France), Aug. 8 pages
“Freeze Frames”, Saga Magazine (UK), Feb, pp. 52-57
“Eat, Sleep, Fish, Click,” New York Times Lens Blog, Jan 13, 213
Gertz, Holger, “Der talentierte Mister Arnold”, MARE Magazin (Germany), Feb/Mar, pp. 106-123
Korn, Peter. “Where are all of Portland’s bright ideas?”, Portland Tribune, Jan 5, p.A1
Pauwels, Hilde. “De Krioelende Krabben van Corey Arnold”, Snoecks 2012 (Belgium), cover, pp.108-123

“Rock & Roll Style,” Rolling Stone Magazine, (Italy) June, p. 94
“Fishing With My Dad,” PDN Photo of the Day Series,, Oct 12
“Artist to Watch: Corey Arnold,” Interview, Whitewall Magazine, Spring, pp. 56-57
“Corey Arnold’s Captivating Photos of Life on an Alaskan Crab Boat,” GOOD Online, April 14
“Photography: Corey Arnold,” CMYK Magazine, Vol. 50, pp. 82-83
“PDN Photo Annual Best Books of the year” Photo District News, June, p.103
“Lightbox: Corey Arnold’s Fish-Work,” TIME Magazine Online, June 14
“Photo Books of the Year, Fish-Work: The Bering Sea.” Review, American Photo, Nov/Dec, pp. 64-65
“Around Town: Corey Arnold,” Interview, TimeOut Sydney, May 10
“Corey Arnold Lives and Photographs A Fisherman’s Life” Huffington Post Online, Dec 3
“Fish-Work,” Review, Pacific Fishing Magazine, June, Cover and pp. 20-21
“Fish-Work: The Bering Sea” Book Review, Foam Magazine Issue 27 (Netherlands) Summer, p.198
“Embarquez avec Corey Arnold!” Book Review, Le Monde Online (France), April 5
Nass, Kalt und Verdammt Schn, Interview, Der Freitag (Germany), Feb 20
“Corey Arnold’s Fish-Work,” Review, High Fructose Online, Feb 10
96 Hours Collector’s Poster Insert, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 10
“Corey Arnold,” Fish-Work Review and Feature, Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland), Jan14

“Go Fish: Our Picks of the Month,” Photo District News, Dec/Jan, p.22
Speer, Richard. “Fish-Work Europe at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art” Willamette Week,  Dec 7
“Corey Arnold Lives and Photographs a Fisherman’s Life,” Huffington Post, Dec 3
“Fish-Work: An Interview with Corey Arnold,”  Photo Technique Magazine, Nov/Dec, pp. 30-33
“Prize Catch,” Interview, The Red Bulletin (Germany), July, pp. 60-67

Speer, Richard. “Profile: Corey Arnold,” Art Ltd. Magazine, July
“Fish-Work,” Review, Time Out Chicago, April 16
“Fish-Work at Andrew Rafacz Gallery,” Review, The Chicago Tribune, April 3
“You’ll Catch Your Death,” Interview, The Sunday Telegraph (UK), March 1, pp.12-15
Ayers, Robert. “Personal Recommendations…” Review,, March 30
“PDN’s 30 – Choice of Emerging Photographers to Watch,” Photo District News, March
Børja, Maria. “Fisker i Fryktet Hav” Interview, A-Magazinet (Norway), pp.34-40
“Photographs: Corey Arnold Fish-Work,” The Paris Review, Winter, Cover, pp.86-102

“Corey Arnold’s Fish-Work,” Review, Dec 22
Bartels, Eric. “Fisherman Hooked on Art,” Portland Tribune, Dec. 4, B1
Pricco, Evan. “The Explorer, his friends, and his Journey,” Interview, Juxtapoz, Dec, pp.82-95
“Risky Business: Corey Arnold,” En Route Magazine, Nov, p.91
“The Deadliest Click,” NPR, Online Interview and Slide Show, April 22
“Parting Shot,” Outside Magazine, May, p.68
“The Photography Issue,” Juxtapoz Magazine, May, 9, p.102-103
Spear, Richard. “Defining Sex,” Review Willamette Week, March 19, p. 46
Farace, Joe. “The State of the Web,” Shutterbug Magazine, April 2008, p. 22
“Corey Arnold – Adventures on the High Seas,” Interview, February 22
“Looking North,” The Balde (Spain), February, Cover, pp.1,2,28-33

“The Photography Issue – Corey Arnold,” RE:UP Magazine, Issue 14, pp.52-59
“Profile – Corey Arnold,” Juxtapoz Magazine, Nov, p.36
Buckley, Anna. “Corey Arnold at Richard Heller Gallery,” Artweek, Sept, p.21
Haugh, William. “Perspective – Corey Arnold,” Juxtapoz Magazine, Aug, p.166
Fishkin, Julie. “A Conversation with Corey Arnold,”, Aug 2,
“Parting Shot-Corey Arnold,” Outside Magazine, Aug, p.128
“How to be an Alaskan Fisherman,” Vision China, July, pp.128-131
Rees, Caroline. “The Alaskan Crab Fisherman,” Interview, FHM UK, July, pp.126-127
“The Sumpnold Journey Into Arctic Norway,” Feature,, June 7
“How to Be an Alaskan Fisherman,” Feature,, May 10
Noctchaw, Clive. “Coreyfishes,” Interview,, April 4
Letellier, Simon. “Corey Arnold Portfolio,” Blackpool (Paris), Spring, 88-95
Bordone, Matteo. “L’uomo Che Sussurrava Ai Granchi,” Italian Rolling Stone, Feb, pp.76-79
“Alaska Crabber’s Life,” Irish Skipper, Jan, pp.1,5

“Exposure – Corey Arnold,” Outside, October, pp.112-113
“A Crabber’s Life,” National Fisherman, October, pp.22-25
Grossman, Debbie. “Tough Haul- How I Shot This,” Popular Photography, Oct, pp.22-23
Nakamura, Eric. “Sami Automatic,” Giant Robot, Oct, pp. 38-43
Trippe, John. “Corey Arnold,” Interview,, July 26,
“Voorsprung Door Talent,” Dutch Audi, Oct, p.8
Wong, Dean. “Pictures from the Edge,” Ballard News-Tribune, Jan 25, pp.1,9

Haugen, Lars O. “Kaldt ute, Kunst Inne,” Finnmarken (Norway), July 22, pp.10-11
Gloppen, Hans Inge. “Krabbefisker I Alaska- Fotograf I Finnmark,” Finnmarken (Norway). May 25, 16-17
Hanson, Noah. “Corey Arnold’s Bloody Whale Photography,” Interview,, May 12
Teigland, Injunn Hildonen. “Fiskefotografen,” Østhavet (Norway), April 21, p.7
Van Amerongen, John. “Corey Arnold- Shooter at Sea,” Alaska Fisherman’s Journal, Jan, pp. 20-21, 50-51

“Opilio Log- 2004,” Alaska Fisherman’s Journal, April, 16-19,36

Martinsen, Tom. “Øyeblikket,” Dagbladet Magazinet (Norway), Dec 13, p. 41
Martinsen, Tom. “Øyeblikket,” Dagbladet Magazinet (Norway), May 16, p. 37


Pictures of the Year International – 1st Place Feature Photo Story
ASME Award for best photography, California Sunday Magazine

Lead Academy Award -2nd Place Best Photojournalism of the year. (Germany) New York Press Club Award Best Feature Photography series of the Year, Barrow for Fortune Magazine
Lighthouse Foundation Grant – Project Pressure

PDN Photo Annual Best Photo Books of 2011
Baum Award Nominee, San Francisco, CA
American Photo Best Photo books of 2011
Santa Fe Prize for Photography Nominee, NM
ASME National Magazine Award Finalist, EnRoute Magazine

PDN’s 30 Choice of Emerging Photographers to Watch, NY
Santa Fe Prize for Photography Nominee, NM

Aperture West Book Award Nominee, NY

American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant, NY

Juror’s Choice Award, (Dark Humor), The Plant Gallery, Norfolk, VA

Bank of America Excellence in Art Award, Vista, CA

“Mornings w/ Martin Strong”, Radio Interview Roundhouse Radio, 98.3, Vancouver, CA,Sept. 21
“Millennials in Parks” Radio Interview, Think Outloud, OPB Radio, Portland, OR, Sep. 15
“Technology and Wilderness” Radio Interview, Central Standard, KCUR, Oct. 19

“The Speakeasy Episode #4,” Radio Interview, Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 4

“The Deadliest Click,” Interview and Slide Show, Bryant Park Show-NPR, April 22

“Deadliest Catch Season 2,” Various appearances in over 12 episodes, Discovery Channel

Public and Private Collections

Portland Art Museum
21C Museum, Louisville, KY
Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean
Microsoft Collection
Regional Arts and Culture Council Portable Works Collection, Oregon
Museum of the Aleutians, Dutch Harbor, Alaska


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