Meet Peter Pereira, 50-year-old award-winning photojournalist. Peter was 8 when he moved to the United States from Figueira da Foz, Portugal in 1978. He went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1992 with a degree in computer engineering and even started his own computer company before giving it up 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, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Observer(UK), Le Monde, Boston Globe, Courrier International, International Herald Tribune, Harvard Magazine, News Photographer Magazine, Outdoor Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, ABCNews.com, FoxNews.com, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, and various other international media outlets. His work has won him many awards including photographer of the Year for multiple organizations and in 2016, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva.
His abilities have brought him all over the world but New Bedford is where he chose to work, live and raise his children with his wife. Peter continues to find new ways to show off the city he loves and always talks passionately about.
“It’s funny no matter where I am, I ‘m always thinking I can’t wait to get back.”
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