Award-winning Photojournalist Peter Pereira to Exhibit Regional and International Work

New Bedford Whaling Museum and The Standard-Times open companion exhibitions June 8

New Bedford, Mass. – 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. Register by calling 508-997-0046 or visiting

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.

“I have been lucky enough to make a career out of my passion for photography. My assignments and travels as a photojournalist have given me opportunities to document humanity, culture, and art in a unique way. I am truly honored to be able to share my collection with the Museum and The Standard-Times for these exhibitions,” said Pereira.

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.

In 2016, Pereira was awarded the Medal of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva. He has won the New England Newspaper & Press Association - Photographer of the Year award eight times and was named the National Press Photographers Association Region 1 - Photographer of the Year seven times. Pereira was honored by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors with the Master Photographer award in 2013 and also won an Award of Excellence in the China International Press Photo awards the same year.

Pereira will speak about his work on August 10 at the Museum: reception at 6:00 p.m.; lecture at 7:00 p.m. For more information visit

For high-resolution images click on the links below or contact:
Tina Malott
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum

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Propeller technician, Steve Saraiva, grinds a propeller he is repairing from a Gloucester fishing boat at Marine Propeller Service in Fairhaven, MA. THE STANDARD-TIMES

Mother Son Fire
An emotional Ruth Nicolaci sees her son G. Bourne Knowles for the first time since learning that the business that she started with Mr. Bourne's father had caught fire. Lt. G. Bourne Knowles, who is a volunteer firefighter, was shocked when he was forced to fight a fire at his parents' business. A four alarm fire destroyed the office building and greenhouses of the G. Bourne Knowles and Company landscaping company located on Huttleston Avenue in Fairhaven, MA. THE STANDARD-TIMES

 About the New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information visit

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