Paul McCartney generously donated Linda McCartney photographs to V&A

Sir Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs by his late wife Linda McCartney to the V&A in London. The collection includes portraits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, as well as McCartney family snaps. Some of her original Polaroids will be shown to the public for the first time.

Linda McCartney was voted US female photographer of the year in 1967, the same year she met Paul in a London nightclub. She was the first person to not only have photographed Rolling Stone's cover, but to have appeared on the magazine's front cover herself, with her husband, in 1974.

Martin Barnes, senior curator of photographs at the V&A, said: "Linda McCartney was a talented eye-witness of pop culture and explored many creative approaches to artistic photography. Her camera also captured tender moments with her family. "Our greatest thanks go to Sir Paul McCartney and his family for this incredibly generous gift."

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