Collection of donated photographs from the late Linda McCartney showcase her brilliant gift

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London have announced that 63 photographs by the late Linda McCartney have been gifted from Paul McCartney and family to a new photography centre.

The collection of photographs includes shots of legendary artists The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

Winner of US Female Photographer of the Year in 1967, Linda McCartney went on to become the first female photographer to shoot the cover of Rolling Stone in 1968. She also graced the front cover herself alongside her husband, Paul McCartney.

Linda McCartney
All photos: © Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney

Thanks to Sir Paul McCartney and family, 63 magnificent photographs from the late Linda McCartney have been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

A variety of photographic processes and techniques are seen in the collection, such as lithographs, bromide prints, cyanotype prints, platinum prints, photogravures, hand painted prints, contact sheets and Polaroids.

Martin Barnes, the V&A Senior Curator of Photographs stated that, “Linda McCartney was a talented eye-witness of pop culture and explored many creative approaches to artistic photography.”

“Her camera also captured tender moments with her family. This exciting gift of photographs complements the museum’s collections of photography that ranges from documents of performance to fine art. Our greatest thanks go to Sir Paul McCartney and his family for this incredibly generous gift.”

The new photography centre will open October 12. The photographs also mark the first time Linda McCartney’s polaroids will be accessible to the public.

You can check out a preview of some of these beauties below.


Via It’s Nice That.