Rare Portraits of Goan folk on display at IMB

As a part of the Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) festival, there is a photography exhibition which is currently being displayed at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall. The photos are from Pantaleao Fernandes' coffee table book 'Goa: Rare Portraits'.  This book shows another side of Goa. The photos provide a glimpse into the lives of the people from rural areas.  It shows the stark contrast between the rural and urban areas of Goa. The simplicity of these people’s lives is highlighted in the photos.  These lifestyle portraits on canvases were elegantly displayed on easels. Visitors got to see different activities of these tribal people such as broom making, masala grinding, tree climbing, garland making, etc.  In the middle of the hall, there were objects put on display which were shown in some of the photos. These included a basket which a village man used for shelter and a cloth for their coverage on cold days.

(The exhibition will be open for public viewing till 7th December 2018)