Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective Gemina Garland-Lewis and O. Luis Mazzatenta

Photo by: Gemina Garland-Lewis Lined up in the whaleboats and towed by the motor launch, early morning light hits a group traveling across the Faial-Pico Channel for a regatta in São Mateus, Pico

Opens at Whaling Museum September 6, 2017 - 6 pm
PLUS: The Story of the Bela Vista and the Resurgence of the Azorean Whaleboat on September 7, 6 pm

Take a walk through time with photographers Gemina Garland-Lewis and O. Luis Mazzatenta in the New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective, featuring the people and cultural history of Azorean whaling. The exhibition opens on Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017 at 6 pm.

The exhibition showcases images shot by Mazzatenta in 1976, when whaling was still actively occurring in the Azores, juxtaposed with photographs taken by Lewis in 2012, 26 years after the last whale was killed there. Although Lewis and Mazzatenta’s photographs are separated by more than three decades, both artists worked in similar locations and even photographed some of the same men. Marvel at the “then” and “now” of Azorean whaling and the last living men who were a part of this unique world.

Registration for the opening event is recommended. Register online or call the Museum at (508) 997-0046 x100.

Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective and Lance Lee's lecture coincide with the 9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta, hosted by the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society in New Bedford on September 8-10. Admire the traditional Azorean whaleboat design and watch as its heritage lives on today!

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