Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist

Exhibition Opens June 8, 2017
Opening Reception  
6–9 pm
Free and open to the public
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Opening Reception June 8th
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This exhibition is made possible by: BayCoast Bank and Reynolds Dewalt.

See the world through the camera lens of Peter Pereira, internationally acclaimed photojournalist at The Standard-Times since 2000. The exhibition Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist opens on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6 pm at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Pereira’s images tell stories both joyful and tragic with a raw, but sensitive honesty in stunning visual compositions. The exhibition is two-fold: Pereira’s New Bedford-specific artwork will be exhibited at the Whaling Museum and images from his immersive international assignments and travel will be on exhibit at The Standard-Times building. This will be the first time many of the Pereira works have been seen in large scale and 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.


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.


Save the date

Lecture on August 10 by the artist
at the Whaling Museum
Lecture 8 pm  |  Reception 6 pm


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