Linda Portrayed at Daelim Museum

Daelim Museum was thrilled to present ‘Linda McCartney Retrospective’, 16791585930_a4f4c34868_bKorea’s first ever exhibition of works by Linda McCartney, among one of the most exceptional digital photographers of the 20th century, from November 6th, 2014 to 26th April, 2015.

Linda caught informal and intimate scenes showcasing a number of the best-known artists of the 1960s and 70s, from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles, creating a special world of work in the process. This exhibit incorporated photos of leading artists from the last century with shots of precious minutes in McCartney’s everyday life. Showing her look for easy joy in the midst of a rock and roll life, and also her consistent readiness to decide on social problems, the retrospective, created by Daelim Museum and the McCartney family, presents a journey right into McCartney’s life and her interest for digital photography.

Linda McCartney was the first female professional photographer to have her work showcased on the cover of legendary songs and society journal Rolling Stone. She created her track record by catching a number of the icons of 20th century music, consisting of The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, in places such as New York, California, and London. Unlike various other digital photographers recognized for their superior methods or intellectual content, McCartney established a credibility for austere photos that supplied candid looks into the feelings of her topics. In the words of her little girl, worldwide fashion designer Stella McCartney, “Her humour is there, her sympathy, her love of nature and life. Every image is a reflection of her way of seeing life and how she viewed every day with fresh eyes. Her lens was her way of expressing herself, the real Linda.”

After weding Paul McCartney, Linda started increasing the extent and capacity of her fine art. Recording her family and daily life in images, she moved into various other categories such as songs and film. At the same time, she took a vital position on social issues such as vegetarianism and was a passionate animal civil liberties protester, sustaining an existence in print and broadcast media.

The exhibition contained around 200 of Linda’s iconic photos, consisting of “Chronicles of the 60s,” which includes photos of some of the leading musicians and artists of this period, her best known works; “The Family Life,” a collection of photographs taken by the artist of her household, “Social Commentary,” created to share the musician’s social messages; as well as “Portrait of Linda,” which presents her as viewed by the musicians with which she took pleasure in close partnerships. A background tale, representing Linda with the recollections of other musicians, as well as a variety of uncommon products such as records and interviews featuring her, likewise awaited viewers.

As a well-known digital photographer, social activist and dedicated better half and mommy, Linda McCartney strikes a deep chord with lots of girls today. This exhibit therefore offered visitors an unique possibility to locate motivation and happiness in life, via McCartney’s exceptionally intimate photos.

Linda McCartney: Brief Biography

LindaCamera_2Linda Louise McCartney was born on September 24th, 1941, in Scarsdale, New York.  After graduating from Scarsdale High School in 1960, she went on to study Art History at the University of Arizona.

After college, Linda became a professional photographer.  In her career, she photographed many of the iconic musicians of the time, including Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, and others.  She became the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine with a portrait of Eric Clapton.

In 1974, Linda and Paul appeared together on the cover of Rolling Stone.  That photo made her the only person to have been a photographer for and photographed for the cover of the magazine.  That was a great representation of Linda’s life both in front of and behind the lens.

After marrying Paul McCarney in 1969, her photographs began reflecting more of her personal interests.  She began exploring the natural work and family life, creating intimate, emotionally charged photos.

In her parallel career as a musician, Linda joined her husband, Paul, in the album, RAM, on the stage as a keyboard player and vocalist in Wings and toured with the band throughout the 70’s extensively.

In the 1990’s, Linda’s passion for animal rights and the vegetarian lifestyle led her to write two vegetarian cookbooks, “Linda’s Kitchen”, and “Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking”.  Both of these books became international bestsellers and helped to revolutionize vegetarian home cooking, along with her food company, Linda McCartney Foods.

Linda continued her work as a photographer until her death from breast cancer in 1998.  Her work has been exhibited in many institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the International Center of Photography in New York.

More recently, Linda’s works have been exhibited in Seoul, South Korea, Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier and Kunst Haus, Vienna.  A selection of her images from her thirty-year career were published by Taschen, in Life in Photographs, in 2011.