National Portrait Gallery Opens From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney

The National Portrait Gallery presents From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney open through 3 February 2011 in the Bookshop Gallery.

This display celebrates the publication of McCartney’s first book, From Where I Stand, in October 2010.

Fifteen photographs are being shown from her archive of informal portraits of friends, family, and famous subjects including Sir Peter Blake, Helen Mirren, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow as Madonna, Tilda Swinton, and Sam Taylor-Wood with the Chapman Brothers.

Mary McCartney (b.1969, London) started her career as a photographer in 1995. Since then Mary’s work has spanned the worlds of portrait and fashion photography. Her style lies in finding a moment that gives us a new insight on the subject.

Mary’s assignments have led to her work appearing in editorial titles such as Harpers Bazaar and Interview Magazine as well as high impact advertising campaigns for clients such as Gossard, Stella McCartney, Adidas, Aga, Bucherer and Mandarin Oriental. “Mary is the new creative spirit behind Mandarin Oriental’s He’s/She’s a Fan campaign, taking over from the late Patrick Lichfield”.

Image: Gwyneth Paltrow as Madonna by Mary McCartney, London, 2004 © Mary McCartney

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