'Generations Apart' (Sarah Riyani; Kenneth Emmerson)

Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 © Kamal Riyani, Julie Aoulad-Ali

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'Generations Apart' (Sarah Riyani; Kenneth Emmerson)

by Kamal Riyani, and Julie Aoulad-Ali
digital image file, 17th April 2020
Given by Kamal Riyani, 2021
Photographs Collection
NPG x201429

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  • Kenneth Emmerson (1927-), Company Director and RAF Veteran. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sarah Riyani (1994-), Scientific Project Leader. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • Julie Aoulad-Ali. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Kamal Riyani (1988-), DWP Customer Adviser. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

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Artist's statement: The photograph was taken by my son-in-law, Kamal. My daughter Sarah is expecting her first child and had just had her twelve-weeks scan a few days earlier. Sarah and my son-in-law drove from their home near Manchester over to my parents’ house in West Yorkshire, just so they could show her grandparents the scan photograph. Both her grandparents are in their nineties and were shielding, so they had not seen anyone other than carers since the lockdown began. The look on my dad’s face says it all – he looks so happy; it brings tears to my eyes every time I look at this photograph.

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