In Focus Podcast

Episode 21

New England Photographer of the Year many times over!

Peter Pereira

Award-winning Standard-Times news photographer Peter Pereira graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1992 with a degree in computer engineering. In 1998 he changed his focus to 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, and various other media outlets across the world.

In 2016, Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal. Peter has won the National Press Photographers Association – New England Region – Photographer of the Year, eight times (’16, ’15, ’14, ’13, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’06). He was named the New England Newspaper & Press Association – Photographer of the Year ten times (’18, ’17, ’15, ’14, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09, ’07, ’04). 

Listen in on his conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves into his background and his contributions to the community, his art, his photography career, and life!

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are embarking on are still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Peter Pereira
26 Rotch St.
New Bedford, MA 02740