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Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs Hardcover – 25 Apr 2011
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About the Author
Linda McCartney (née Eastman) was born in New York in 1941. She took a photo course with Hazel Archer and studied art history at the University of Arizona before settling in New York City, where she began her photo career shooting rock portraits. Outside of her photography, which has been exhibited in over 50 galleries worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, and the International Center of Photography, New York, Linda McCartney is known for her passionate animal rights activism and her staunch vegetarianism. She wrote cookbooks and founded her own brand of frozen vegetarian meals, all the while raising a family, continuing to take photographs, and participating as a Wings band member alongside Paul McCartney. She died in 1998 at the age of 56.
The contributing authors:
Annie Leibovitz has been a working photographer for 40 years. She was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone and then the first contributing photographer for the revived Vanity Fair. In addition to her editorial work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she has created several award-winning advertising campaigns. She has been designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Martin Harrison is a historian of art and photography and an exhibition curator. He worked with Linda McCartney on Roadworks (1996), Light from Within (2001), and her exhibitions at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford and the International Center of Photography in New York. He has published widely on photography and, most recently, on the paintings of Francis Bacon.
Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, and Marc Newson: Works.
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But the heart and soul of this book lies in the wonderfully intimate shots of Linda's family: the McCartney children grow up throughout these pages, at home on their farm and accompanying Paul on various world tours.
The final images in this excellently printed large-format publication are especially beautiful, particularly of Linda's beloved horses in a winter snowstorm and a haunting self-portrait shot in the late Francis Bacon's studio the year before her death. "Life In Photographs" proves inconclusively that Linda McCartney was a brilliant photographer, capable of capturing moments of quiet beauty in almost any surrounding. Hopefully we'll see a second volume, covering her lesser-known but equally fantastic work (a quick visit to any Beatles photo blog will yield copious amounts of rare and wonderful Fabs/McCartney pictures).
(one minor criticism: some of the dates attributed to certain photographs are incorrect, most notably the famous Sgt Pepper's launch party where Linda was first photographed with Paul. They're listed as 1968, a whole year after the event. This of course does not detract from the images and will hopefully be corrected in future editions).
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Lovely tribute to linda and her photos
Lovely words from paul too