Atta Yaqub (right) with his Brother, London, 19 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portraits series
© Verena Jaekel

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Atta Yaqub (right) with his Brother, London, 19 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portraits series 2011
  • Scottish Art
Atta Yaqub is best known for his leading role in Ken Loach’s film ‘Ae Fond Kiss…’ (2004). His family came to Glasgow in the 1960s, where he was born. He describes himself as a mixture of British, Scottish and Pakistani, drawing influences from each identity. Yaqub acknowledges his mother as his most influential role model. This striking photograph was taken at Atta’s brother's London flat. The bachelor pad contrasts with the other portraits in this series with its sharp lines, shiny surfaces and bare walls.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 779.4
  • Medium digital C-type print
  • Size 110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009