Unique exhibition of vintage Mangalurean wedding photographs on May 20

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Mangalore, May 20: A remarkable journey through time, celebrating the rich heritage of Mangaluru’ s matrimonial traditions, is underway at ‘Camelot’ (Residence of Dr Michael Lobo). This meticulously curated exhibition of vintage wedding photographs has opened its doors to the public, offering a rare glimpse into the matrimonial history of families rooted in Mangaluru.

Curated by Dr Michael Lobo, a renowned Indian writer, genealogist, (and former scientist), the exhibition showcases a collection of vintage images that capture the essence of traditional Mangaluru weddings. Each photograph is complemented by captions that detail the names of the bride and groom, their marriage date, and other relevant historical notes.

Dr Michael Lobo is an esteemed academic and literary community member, with several self-published books on the history and genealogy of Mangaluru's catholic community. His expertise and dedication to preserving and sharing the rich stories of this region make him a respected figure in cultural circles.

Dr Lobo, who has dedicated decades of his life to studying the catholic community in Mangaluru, offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the cultural depth and emotional resonance of these images. His work highlights how these timeless moments, though far removed from the contemporary landscape of the city, continue to evoke a profound sense of nostalgia and connection.

The exhibition is open to the public and promises to be a fascinating experience for anyone interested in photography, history, or the socio-cultural fabric of Mangaluru. Dr Lobo will be available at the venue to discuss the photographs and provide further insights into his extensive research.

Exhibition details:

- Venue: ‘Camelot,’ Bejai Church Road, Mangaluru
- Inauguration: May 20, 5.30 PM
- Duration: till the onset of monsoons
- Opening Hours: Daily, with special curator interactions from 5 PM to 6 PM




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