Verena Jaekel

Amar Latif (standing in white shirt) with his Family, Glasgow, 18 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series (2011)

About this artwork

An award-winning entrepreneur, Amar Latif had lost ninety-five percent of his sight through an incurable eye condition by the age of twenty. Latif’s determination to be an independent traveller led him to set up the world’s first commercial air-tour business specialising in travel for blind and sighted passengers. A proud Glaswegian, he is well-known for his charity work and has appeared in several television documentaries and acting roles. In this photograph Latif’s relations have all come together to be part of a portrait of a strong and supportive family unit.

  • title: Amar Latif (standing in white shirt) with his Family, Glasgow, 18 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series
  • accession number: PGP 779.3
  • artist: Verena JaekelGerman (born 1980)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Photograph
  • date created: 2011
  • measurements: 110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • credit line: Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009
  • copyright: © Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel

German photographer, Verena Jaekel, studied at the Lette-Verein, Berlin, and gradutated in 2004. Jaekel is a classic documentary photographer, observing scenes with great technical precision and like many of her generation, she is influenced by the Dusseldorf School of Photography. Since graduating her career has flourished, winning the prestigious Wüstenrot Foundation prize for documentary photography in 2005-6 and her portraits have been exhibited globally. Jaekel favours working with a large format film camera with her main subject interests including migration, religion and gender.