Munawar Hayat with his Wife and Grandchildren, Glasgow, 28 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series
© Verena Jaekel

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Munawar Hayat with his Wife and Grandchildren, Glasgow, 28 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series 2011
  • Scottish Art
A successful businessman, Munawar Hayat is member of the prosperous Sher family who own the largest cash-and-carry business in Scotland. The family came to Glasgow in 1938 as part of the initial wave of immigration to Scotland from Pakistan. Working originally as travelling salesmen, the company has expanded over two generations, employing many members of the extended family and creating an internationally renowned business in the process. This photograph is part of a series by photographer Verena Jaekel, who was commissioned to produce portraits of Scots of Pakistani heritage for the re-opening of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2011. Jaekel uses long exposures, and in this portrait has introduced a lovely sense of moment with the kicking feet of the baby girl.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 779.9
  • Medium digital C-type print
  • Size 110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009