Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

McCartney Gives Linda's Photo Album to V&A

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

McCartney Gives Linda's Photo Album to V&A

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Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent

SIR Paul McCartney has given dozens of photographs taken by his late wife Linda, who died in 1998, to the V&A's new photography centre.

The 63 pictures, some previously unseen, include images of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, as well as personal portraits of the McCartney family on holiday.

Martin Barnes, senior curator of photographs at the South Kensington museum, said McCartney, who in 1968 was the first woman to have a photograph on Rolling Stone's cover, was "a talented eyewitness of pop culture". He said: "This exciting gift complements the museum's collections of photography. Our greatest thanks go to Sir Paul and his family for this generous gift."

The V&A Photography Centre, which opens on October 12, will more than double the space devoted to photography at the museum. At its heart is the Royal Photographic Society's renowned collection, which was controversially moved from Bradford's National Media Museum, its home for more than a decade. …

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