While her marriage to Beatles star and household name Paul McCartney may have stolen the limelight in the past, this exhibition is a real testament to Linda’s talent as a creative – although obviously, as her husband, Paul does feature in many of the photos. But in this retrospective, it is refreshingly Linda who is the star. Not only does the exhibition show her versatility as a photographer, but it will also feature her old cameras, polaroids, contact sheets, and even her diary from the ‘60s when her career really took off. The collection is comprised of iconic images of stars like Jimi Hendrix or Aretha Franklin in conjunction with wonderful landscapes and depictions of a candid, wholesome family life that followed her star-studded experience of the swinging sixties.
In the 1960s, Linda made history for female photographers with her 1968 Rolling Stone cover, which was the first-ever to be taken by a woman. She was also an animal rights activist and began her own vegetarian foods business that still thrives and makes delicious cruelty-free sausages to this very day – thanks, Linda! The exhibition celebrates these achievements of hers that may have been lost under her label as the wife of a pop star and shines the spotlight on Linda and Linda alone.