Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist

A view of the world through the camera lens of Peter Pereira, internationally acclaimed photojournalist at The Standard-Times since 2000.

Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist

Opened: June 8, 2017

Closed: September 14, 2017

An Opening Reception was held June 8 at both the Whaling Museum and The Standard-Times building on Elm Street.

Pereira’s images tell stories both joyful and tragic with a raw, but sensitive honesty in stunning visual compositions.

The exhibition was two-fold: Pereira’s New Bedford-specific artwork was on view at the Whaling Museum and images from his immersive international assignments and travel were on exhibit at The Standard-Times building. This was the first time many of the Pereira works could be viewed in large scale outside of newspaper print.

Pereira was eight years old when he moved to the United States from Figueira da Foz, Portugal in 1978. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1992 with a degree in computer engineering, and started his own computer company before changing course in 1998 to focus on his true passion: photography.

Since then his images have graced the pages of Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Vogue (Australia), New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and many more international media outlets.

Pereira gave an Artist Talk August 10 at the Whaling Museum.
View Peter Pereira Lecture on YouTube

Awards and Recognitions

2016 Awarded the Medal of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva.

’15, ’14, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09, ’07, ’04 Won the New England Newspaper & Press Association – Photographer of the Year award eight times.

’15, ’14, ’13, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’06 Named the National Press Photographers Association Region 1 – Photographer of the Year seven times.

2013 Honored by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors with the Master Photographer award. He also won an Award of Excellence in the China International Press Photo awards.

This exhibition was made possible by: