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As Berlin is facing lockdown due to Covid 19, “Linda McCartney" The Polaroid Diaries" has been postponed. The exhibition was supposed to take place at C / O Berlin which featured over 250 Polaroids created by the American artist (New York, 1941, - Tucson,1998).

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Curated by Felix Hoffmann for C / O Berlin Foundation in collaboration with Sarah Brown for Linda McCartney Archive, the exhibition presents Polaroids and prints from the seventies, when instant photography was an innovation. What they created is an intimate universe that offers a glimpse of Linda McCartney's personal memories from which emerges her ability to capture the moment through the lens.

 

Linda McCartney, exhibition- “Linda McCartney. The Polaroid Diaries”, 2020, C/O Berlin, Berlin
© Paul McCartney / Photographer- Linda McCartney, courtesy C/O Berlin 

 

Starting from the documentation of the most avant-garde music scene in the 1960s, as Linda McCartney's fame grows, more of her photographs become personal, intimate and experimental, and also directed towards nature, explained C / O Berlin.
For decades Linda McCartney has photographed her family and everyday life, by creating a panorama of ordinary life with very intimate moments, which at the same time document the societal evolution. 
After almost casually discovering her talent for photography, Linda in the mid-sixties had quickly established herself as a photographer of the most revolutionary New York music scene.

 

Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, London, 1970, exhibition- "Linda McCartney.
The Polaroid Diaries", 2020, C/O Berlin, Berlin © Paul McCartney / Photographer- Linda McCartney, courtesy C/O Berlin

 

In 1966 she had the opportunity to create an exclusive photoshoot for the Rolling Stones, which became her definitive launching pad. After that Linda immortalized the greatest protagonists of the music scene of those years, including B.B. King, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, The Beach Boys, The Who, Cream, The Kinks, Traffic, The Byrds and Jimi Hendrix. In 1967 in the United States she was named Photographer of the Year and in May 1968 with her portrait of Eric Clapton, she became the first photographer to conquer the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. But It's 1967 when, after receiving the prestigious award, she is assigned for a photoshoot entitled "Swinging Sixties", for which she travels to London and at the presentation of the new Beatles album she meets Paul McCartney her future husband.

Cover image: Linda McCartney, exhibition- “Linda McCartney. The Polaroid Diaries”, 2020, C/O Berlin, Berlin © Paul McCartney / Photographer- Linda McCartney, courtesy C/O Berlin.

 

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