Hi! I'm a photographer and journalist from American Samoa. My primary focus is on ethnographic visual storytelling. I document under represented communities with a deep interest in regional history and displacement caused by gentrification.

I'm a Fulbright Scholar and National Geographic Explorer. I've led photography workshops in Prague, London, Maui, Detroit and Telluride. I've spoken at conferences for the US Embassy in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division in Hawaii, and the University of Cumbria. I completed artist residencies in the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Estonia, and Lithuania. I'm currently living in Detroit.

When I'm not taking pictures I'm planning the next travel adventure, and day dreaming from a diner booth. 


If you'd like to work with me send me an email: rileyaarthur@gmail.com