Jury: Cory Silken - Yacht Racing Image

Cory Silken


Professional photographer




Cory Silken is a yachting and luxury lifestyle photographer based in Newport, USA. Silken regularly travels to the Caribbean and throughout the world for fine art and commercial projects. His dynamic and creative imagery appears in most of the major yachting magazines around the globe, and is published in numerous books. His clients range from local organizations, such as Goetz Composites, to some of the top shipyards in the world, such as Royal Huisman and Pendennis. He also photographs regattas for title sponsors such as Panerai and Bacardi, and does private commissions with discerning superyacht owners around the globe.

Silken often exhibits his award-winning fine art work, and in 2012 he opened the Cory Silken Photography Gallery in downtown Newport. His poster editions are also distributed world-wide, through large retailers such as Ikea and Art.com, and have appeared as set dressings on television series such as Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town, and movies such as Keanu Reeves’ To The Bone.

Silken has recently teamed up with 11th Hour Racing as their Visual Ambassador, to help promote environmental sustainability. When not out shooting, Silken can often be found racing Firefly, a 1926 Herreshoff S Class boat, on Narragansett Bay.