I am a visual story teller specializing in action, equestrian, event and documentary photography, living in Olympia, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I strive for feelings of intimacy, authenticity and respect for my subjects and work to bring out the values expressed by my clients in every capture.
Before I turned to photography, I spent more than a decade as an attorney advising state and local governments on how to solve problems related to the mental health, human services and criminal justice systems.
My professional background continues to inform my photographic work and interests. I have a passion for furthering the missions of non-profits and community organizations. My special focus is on those serving veterans, and I advocate on behalf of veterans' issues and suicide prevention, having lost my husband, a veteran, to suicide in 2011.
Recent media highlighting my 2018 "Healing Veterans" exhibit documenting the work of veteran-led peer support programs can be viewed at this link:
Another substantial part of my photography work is capturing hard-working athletes excelling in their chosen activities. This includes everything from equestrian eventing and horse drives, mixed-martial arts and boxing, to high school athletics, roller derby, aerial acrobatics, marathons and dog agility and bird dog trials.
Clients and published work include: Seattle Weekly, Ooligan Press/author Meagan MacVie, "Who am I to Stop It" (feature documentary Eleusis Films), The Chronicle of the Horse, On the Run Events, The Mission Continues, Aspen Farms Eventing, Forefront, Northwest Fight Scene, Flying Changes Magazine, Fighthouse Promotions, USEA Eventing, Thurston Talk, Washington Prep Athletic Network, The Racing Journal, Eventing Nation, PCC Farmland Trust, Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB), Growing Veterans, Nine9Line Veterans Services, M Agency of Tacoma, Dapplebay equestrian clothing, TAISO fitness, Cadence Equestrian Performance Coaching, Morningside Disability Services, Community Employment Alliance, Women's Climate Action Now, Washington Association of Counties, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
"Healing Veterans," University of Washington School of Social Work/ Forefront, Seattle, WA (May-June 2018).
"Veteran Farmers: A Model of Successful Community Engagement," University of California San Bernardino, Office of Community Engagement, Ethics Lecture Series (October-November 2017)
Please contact me at email@example.com and (360) 561-1434.Follow me on Twitter @joarlow, Instagram @joarlowphoto and visit me on my Facebook page at Jo Arlow Photography.
Above photo: Kim Rich Barrow, 2017