Corey Perrine (b. 1979) is a staff photographer for the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska. He began his career at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va. as an entertainment reporter and cartoonist for The Lance in 1995. Swearing off newspapers, from a rigorous experience, he stumbled into it again after discovering his love affair for people's stories and documentary photography.
After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography Dec. 2003, he experienced a brief stint at the local paper in Provo. That work lead him to a group of weeklies in Kansas City, Mo. While there, he was a regular freelance photographer for The Kansas City Star. In March of 2006 he was hired at The (Nashua) Telegraph and worked there until Feb. 2010. He advanced to his next job at The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia and worked there until Sept. 2011. He currently works for the Omaha World-Herald, where he is part of a 12-person photo staff.
Corey's work has been published in various publications around the globe and has garnered recognition along the way. Recently (2012) he placed third in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism Competition Photographer of the Year (Small Markets). For 2010 he was named NPPA Monthly National Clip Contest Photographer of the Year, Sportsshooter.com Photographer of the Year and placed first in their first annual portfolio competition. He also placed second in Pictures of the Year International 68 for his sports portfolio. A year earlier he placed first in Pictures of the Year International 67 - Best Photo Column category on a series called Senior Class. That work chronicled the highs, lows, joys and reality of growing old. In 2011 he was named National Press Photographers Association Region 6 Photographer of the Year. As well as previously in 2008 and 2009 for the same honor in Region 1. The New England Press Association honored him with the same accolade in 2008. He also was merited with a Publick Occurrences Award from the New England Newspaper Association. In 2007, he was one of a hundred photographers, selected worldwide, to attend The Eddie Adams Workshop.
While not chasing light or a good story, Corey spends time with his uncanny wife Sarah, sleeping, watching movies, running, collecting trance/electronic music, blogging, exploring, playing with his hyper-active cattle dog Sam.