Verena Jaekel

Faroque Hussain with his Parents, Clydebank, 24 June 2011. From a Scottish Family Portrait series (2011)

About this artwork

Detective-Inspector Faroque Hussain was born in Scotland to a Pakistani father and a Brazilian mother. This diverse upbringing gives Hussain a unique insight into three very different cultures. His Brazilian grandfather went from shining shoes to become the Mayor of his town. His father moved from the Punjab to the UK in 1959, progressing from a factory job to creating a lucrative cash-and-carry business. Both men encouraged Hussain to strive for greater professional success and to become a role model to others. Hussain chose to wear a kilt in this portrait, highlighting his Scottish heritage.

  • title: Faroque Hussain with his Parents, Clydebank, 24 June 2011. From a Scottish Family Portrait series
  • accession number: PGP 779.7
  • 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.