Irfan Merchant. Poet
© David Williams

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Irfan Merchant. Poet 2000
  • Scottish Art
In 2000 a number of Scottish institutions including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery commissioned six photographers to create portraits of poets of non-Scottish origin living in Scotland. David Williams photographed his subjects with a large camera which 'lends the portrait session a real sense of event'. He made a companion piece for each of the portraits with snapshots of objects from the poets' homes to 'provide a more comprehensive insight into the poets and their lives'. Irfan Merchant is a Sufi poet resident in Edinburgh.


  • Acc. No. PGP 117.43
  • Medium Two silver gelatine prints
  • Size 45.50 x 35.20 cm and 45.40 x 35.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased with help from the Scottish Arts Council 2000