Verena Jaekel

Farkhanda Chaudhry MBE (standing wearing headscarf) with the Women of her Family, Glasgow, 15 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series

About this artwork

Farkhanda Chaudhry has worked in community development and equalities for many years, receiving an MBE in recognition of her work. She has taken up many leadership positions and was the first Muslim female to become a Justice of the Peace in Scotland. Arriving in Scotland in 1963 as a toddler, Chaudhry has been inspired by the self-determination of the first generation of Pakistani immigrants, in particular her father. In this photograph she chose to bring together the women of her family. While this is still an intimate family portrait, it also represents a figure of strong female unity.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Verena JaekelGerman (born 1980)
  • title:
    Farkhanda Chaudhry MBE (standing wearing headscarf) with the Women of her Family, Glasgow, 15 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series
  • date created:
    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 779.6
  • gallery:
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Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel