The photographs trace Linda McCartney’s career from the 1960s-1990s. The collection includes portraits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as intimate personal portraits. #vamPhotography pic.twitter.com/7154RkzNk1— V&A (@V_and_A) May 3, 2018
The photographs trace Linda McCartney’s career from the 1960s through to the1990s. Born Linda Eastman in New York City, she studied Fine Art at the University of Arizona and then took up photography. Following the success of some shots she took of the Rolling Stones at a record promotion party in 1966, McCartney began to establish herself as a successful music photographer, joining bands on tour across the USA and becoming the first woman to shoot a Rolling Stone cover in 1968, of Eric Clapton.
Linda McCartney photographed many musical icons of the 60s such as Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix & Bob Dylan, becoming the first woman to have a photograph featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine 📷— V&A (@V_and_A) May 16, 2021
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McCartney was known for capturing intimate and unguarded moments of celebrities including Twiggy, and she also took more abstract, creative photos of objects and animals, including pf poodles in regents park and artsy Cyanotype photographs.
If you are unable to view the collection in person, TASCHEN released a photobook in 2019 of some of the shots titled 'Linda McCartney: The Polaroid Diaries', which may be purchased online. You can also view some of the exhibit, as well as many other collections, for free on the V&A's website.