Working Waterfront by Peter Pereira

February 9, 2017 – April 2, 2017 all-day
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Jessica Bailey
Working Waterfront by Peter Pereira @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

An award-winning photojournalist, Peter has spent years documenting the New Bedford fishing community. This exhibit provides a look at those who work on the waterfront, both on shore and at sea.

Like New Bedford, Peter Pereira’s life has been tied to the ocean. Many in his family have served on ships, sailing the seas as officers and deckhands. At the age of five, he crossed the equator twice with his family as a passenger on one of his father’s ships. Peter says, “The seeds had been planted for my perpetual fascination and respect for those who leave everything behind to be surrounded by the solitary embrace of the ocean.”

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. during AHA! Night. The exhibit will run until April 2, 2017.

Funding for this exhibit provided by National Endowment for the Arts and Fairhaven Cultural Council.