Oásis by Nuno Sá

Exhibition Dates: January 7, 2016 – November 2016
Jacobs Family Gallery

A closing reception was held November 30, 2016

Visitors discovered the rich and diverse marine life of the pelagic oceans surrounding the Azorean archipelago in the Oásis exhibition by internationally renowned underwater photographer Nuno Sá. The show included 24 dynamic large-scale photographs of fish, sharks, and whales in their natural habitat. In brilliant color and from adventurous perspectives, these images celebrate species that thrive in the deep waters of the Atlantic from perspectives that few have the privilege to experience in the wild.

Nuno Sá, the most awarded wildlife photographer from Portugal, attended the exhibit opening. Born to Portuguese parents in Montreal, he completed law school in mainland Portugal before deciding to move to the Azores to devote his life to marine wildlife photography. He is the author of six books, including co-authoring the Azores Diving Guide, Portugal’s first published diving guide, and many articles published in national and international magazines like National Geographic Portugal.

Oásis was the first exhibition of 2016 and reflected not only the strong ties between the Azores and New Bedford, but also the Museum’s dedication to ocean ecology and the arts. 

2015 Underwater Photographer of the Year

2011 Epson Underwater Grand Prix – World Shootout Award

2013 Nature’s Best Photography award by the Windland Smith Rice International Awards in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

2015 Bronze medal in the Our World Underwater Competition

Oásis by Nuno Sá Flyer (pdf)

The exhibition was supported by The William M. Wood Foundation, John Pinheiro and Luzo Auto, plus Pedro Carneiro and the New Bedford Portuguese Consulate. Special thanks to Jorge Bruno, Director of the Museu de Angra and former Regional Director for Culture in the Azores; and Márcia Dutra, Observatório do Mar dos Açores.


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