Photographer. Athlete. Sailor. Adventurer. Diver
Growing up in Malta surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Kurt Arrigo’s lifelong passions for the ocean and photography developed from a young age. Merging his spirit of adventure with his passion for sailing and scuba diving, he quickly gained a reputation as a distinguished underwater and marine photographer.
A commission to document the 1992 America’s Cup catapulted him onto the global stage, and heralded the start of a path that would see Kurt become one of the world’s most eminent yachting and sports photographers.Over the past 20 years he has covered all the major international Rolex sponsored yachting events namely the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Rolex Fastnet Race, TP World Championships, Maxi Worlds and the Rolex Middlesea Race and continues to hold the role of an official Rolex yachting photographer.
Kurt’s passion for underwater photography won him the honour of his underwater images being featured on the walls of the Rolex Oscars Green Room for the 2019 Perpetual Planet Campaign. He won the competition for Yacht Racing Image of the Year (2012) for his image from the Rolex Volcano Race in Capri 2012. Kurt has also worked on several productions in the Movie Industry. His images appear in leading publications around the world, and his work is the subject of three books, one of which was gifted by Malta to HRH Queen Elizabeth II in honour of the 2005 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Kurt remains based in Malta, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He spends his leisure time diving, sailing, biking, running and swimming, and supports charitable organisations focused on marine conservation.