‘I Was Very Emotional’: Maltese Man Finds Rare Late Mother’s Photo In Swedish Photographer’s Exhibition
A Maltese man has recounted the exact moment he found a photograph of his late mother featured in an ongoing Swedish photographer’s exhibition in Valletta.
The photograph, which depicts two women and a young girl, was captured by Swedish photographer Uno Karlsson during his stay in Malta back in 1971, along Triq Monsinjur Luigi Catania in Għargħur.
It was then posted on social media by the Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub on Sunday, as a commemoration of Mother’s Day.
In the comment section, people suddenly identified the three women, with the eldest being Lela, the woman holding the girl’s hand being Theresa Galea, and the girl being Netta Pullicino.
Lovin Malta spoke to George Galea, whose mother was Theresa Galea, described as a lovely woman, who sadly passed away in February 2021.
“I was very emotional when I saw that photo. But the whole family was happy to see it, we were all sending it to each other,” Galea told Lovin Malta.
“She died two years ago, and if there’s any day when I miss her the most, it’s definitely Mother’s Day,” he said.
Theresa left behind six children, which quickly turned into eleven grandchildren. She is remembered as a giving woman, who used to be both a housewife and also a businesswoman, helping her husband with his business.
“My mum was a wonderful woman, she was never sad, always cheerful, and she had an amazing character. She was around 29 years old when that photo was taken.”
The ‘Malta 1971’ exhibition, along with ‘Oskar’, both showcasing the works of Karlsson, are being hosted at the Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub, in Archbishop Street, Valletta, running from 5th May to 3rd June.
Opening hours are from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 2pm on Saturday.
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