Philip Arnold is the Coordinator of Media Production at the Knowlton School. He produces media that communicates the pedagogy, culture and achievements of the school through feature news articles, photography and video. As a member of the communication team, he contributes to marketing strategy and brand development to promote the school on a variety of platforms.
His work at the university reflects his interests outside of the Knowlton School. His writing has appeared in Arts & Letters, The Iowa Review, Rattle, Gulf Stream, Midwest Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, Adventure Cyclist and overseas in Honest Ulsterman, Corbel Stone Press, Galway Review, Northwords and New Shetlander Review. His piece, Stereoscopic Paris, was a "Notable Essay" in the 2017 Best American Essays anthology. His debut collection of poetry, The Natural History of a Blade, was recently published by Dos Madres Press. He is the recipient of an Individual Excellence Award in writing from the Ohio Arts Council.
His photography has appeared in Atticus Review, Fugue, Compose, Cerise Press, Apeiron Review, Gravel Magazine, and Wanderlust. He has award-winning images in Black & White magazine's 2018 & 2020 contests in the Pinhole/Plastic Camera category. His work has exhibited at the A Smith Gallery (Texas), Nave Gallery (Mass), Brickbottom Gallery (Mass), ArtsEye Gallery (AZ), and Santa Clara University (CA), and the 11th Biennial PhotoMidwest Festival in Madison, WI.
His documentary, “Into the Distance," screened at eight festivals, including DocUtah International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, The Film Festival of Colorado, and Twin Rivers Media Festival. His recent feature-length documentary, “Hollywood in the High Country” was selected for the Longleaf Film Festival, UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival, Franklin International Independent Film Festival, and is currently under consideration at other festivals.