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In pictures: Linda McCartney Exhibition

Sir Paul McCartney inspecting a photo taken by his late wife Linda

Sir Paul McCartney inspects a photograph taken by his late wife Linda at the first major UK exhibition of her work, which opens this week at the James Hyman Gallery in central London.

Mick Jagger, New York, 1966. Copyright: 1966 Paul McCartney. Photographer: Linda McCartney

The Linda McCartney exhibition features images of several of her husband's musical contemporaries. This shot of Rolling Stone lead singer Mick Jagger was taken in New York in 1966.

Sir Paul McCartney inspecting photos taken by his late wife Linda

The display has taken the former Beatle three years to put together and will mark the tenth anniversary of his late wife's death. Linda McCartney died in 1998 following a battle with breast cancer.

Janis Joplin, San Francisco, 1967. Copyright: 1967 Paul McCartney. Photographer: Linda McCartney

Born Linda Louise Eastman in 1941, she began her career as a music photographer in the US. Her subjects included the American singer Janis Joplin, captured here in San Francisco in 1967.

John Lennon, London, 1968. Copyright: 1968 Paul McCartney. Photographer: Linda McCartney

Linda met Sir Paul in America while taking pictures of the Beatles in 1967. This photograph of John Lennon was taken in London the following year.

Sir Paul McCartney inspecting a photo taken by his late wife Linda

Sir Paul has said the exhibition of his late wife's work is "long overdue" and will show a "sensitive selection" of works. Some private images which have never been seen in public figure in the display.

Simon and Garfunkel, CBS Studios, New York, 1966. Copyright: 1966 Paul McCartney. Photographer: Linda McCartney

Sir Paul worked with his daughter Mary, also a photographer, to put together the collection, which includes this shot of Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon taken at CBS Studios in New York in 1966.

Sir Paul McCartney sitting below pictures of Jim Morrison and Muhammad Ali

Among the works on display are these two montages. The first shows Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, on stage in New York in 1968. The second shows boxer Muhammad Ali fighting on television in 1975.

A gallery employee inspects a photograph of Sir Paul McCartney

Linda McCartney would later become a member of rock group Wings alongside Sir Paul, whom she married in 1969. The photograph being inspected here was taken in Jamaica in 1972.

Stella, Tokyo, 1990. Copyright: 1990 Paul McCartney. Photographer: Linda McCartney

The exhibition also includes landscapes and family photographs, among them this shot of Sir Paul and Linda's daughter Stella. It runs at the James Hyman Gallery until 19 July.



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