The connection has been strong ever since and I can almost count the days when I have not stepped into the sea.
Known as one of the world’s finest marine photographers, Kurt Arrigo has been interacting with the sea for over 20 years. Born on the island of Malta, Arrigo has been passionate about the sea from a very young age. Sailing, swimming and diving have thus been a significant part of his career as a photographer. "The connection has been strong ever since and I can almost count the days when I have not stepped into the sea." Known for his profound connection to the ocean, Arrigo's work always tends to create awareness around this natural element.
From elite international sporting competitions to wild swims amongst hammerhead sharks or environmental projects from the Galapagos to the Himalayas, the maltese photographer’s expertise in underwater photography techniques led him to capture diverse subjects and undertake fearless expeditions.
Assigned to the 1992 America’s cup, Kurt Arrigo is asked to cover important sailing races around the world. Recognized at the prestigious 1995 Underwater World Championships of photography held in the Red Sea and in the Communications Arts Photography Annual in 1997, Kurt Arrigo has been defined as an official yachting photographer for over a decade. Providing graceful visuals from both the air and the water during the Rolex Sydney Hobart and the Rolex Fastnet, Arrigo is awarded the prestigious Yacht Racing Image of the year in 2012.
Not only a prestigious photographer, Kurt Arrigo released two books, capturing the historical beauty of his homeland and highlighting the relationship between light and the sea. As a long-standing Panthalassa member, we wanted to showcase his illustrious career and breathtaking work.
Discover more about Kurt Arrigo's work on his website.