Nuno Sá photography exhibition Oásis opens at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Jan. 7

Internationally renowned underwater photographer will speak at opening reception

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Oásis, a stunning exhibition of new works by the internationally renowned underwater photographer, Nuno Sá, will launch the 2016 exhibition calendar at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Thursday, January 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery.  The artist will be present to discuss his work at 7:00 p.m. during the opening reception, which is free and open to the public.

Oásis reveals the rich and diverse life of the ocean waters surrounding the Azorean archipelago through dynamic large-scale photographs of whales, sharks, and myriad marine animals in their natural habitat.  As a wildlife photographer Nuno Sá has been very active in fostering greater public awareness of the unique marine life of the Azores and Portugal. In 2010 he started a new way of getting people involved, opening Portugal’s first production company to specialize in underwater imagery, Atlantic Ridge Productions.

The most awarded wildlife photographer from Portugal, Nuno Sá, was born to Portuguese parents in Montréal, Canada. 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, co-author of the Azores Diving Guide – Portugal’s first published diving guide – and many articles published in national and international magazines, including National Geographic Portugal.

His recent honors include Underwater Photographer of the 2015; Epson Underwater Grand Prix World Shootout Award; Nature's Best Photography by the Windland Smith Rice International Awards in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History; and the bronze medal in the Our World Underwater Competition.

The first exhibition of 2016, Oásis, reflects the strong ties between the Azores and New Bedford, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s dedication to ocean ecology and the arts.

The exhibition is supported by The William M. Wood Foundation, with special thanks to Dr. Jorge Bruno, former Regional Director for Culture in the Azores and current Director of the Museu de Angra; Pedro Carneiro, Consul of Portugal in New Bedford; John Pinheiro, former Museum Trustee; Luzo Auto Center; and Márcia Dutra, Observatório do Mar dos Açores.

Contact: Arthur Motta New Bedford Whaling Museum 508-717-6853 (office)

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