Verena Jaekel

Aamer Anwar with his Family, Glasgow 29 August 2010. From A Scottish Family Portrait series

About this artwork

Describing himself as a mixture of Scouser, Scot and Pakistani, depending on where he is at the time, Aamer Anwar moved to Glasgow from Liverpool in 1986. A prominent lawyer, Anwar has spent his professional life campaigning against racism and injustice, alongside working to help asylum seekers. He fought to close Dungavel Detention Centre and is an activist with the Stop the War Coalition. This photograph shows Anwar and his wife in their traditional Pakistani wedding clothes, with their son nestled between them. This is very much a family scene, yet there is also a luxuriousness reflected through the patterns and textures of their clothes and surroundings. On the wall behind there is a photograph of the couple on their wedding day.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Verena JaekelGerman (born 1980)
  • title:
    Aamer Anwar with his Family, Glasgow 29 August 2010. From A Scottish Family Portrait series
  • date created:
    2010 - 2011
  • materials:
    Chromogenic print
  • measurements:
    110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009
  • accession number:
    PGP 779.1
  • gallery:
  • subject:
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Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel