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Mary McCartney

(1969-), Photographer; daughter of Sir Paul and Linda McCartney

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 18 portraits
Mary McCartney started her career as a photographer in 1995. Her work spans the worlds of portrait and fashion photography. Her style lies in finding a moment that gives a new insight on the subject. Mary's assignments have led to her work appearing in publications such as Harper's Bazaar and Interview magazine, and she has also undertaken high impact advertising campaigns for clients such as Gossard, Stella McCartney, Adidas, Aga and Mandarin Oriental. Mary was commissioned to take a series of portrait photographs for the Gallery's Gay Icons exhibition in 2008 and had a solo exhibition From Where I Stand at the National Portrait Gallery from October 2010 to May 2011.

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Waheed Alli, Baron Alli, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1354

Waheed Alli, Baron Alli

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1354

Alan Hollinghurst, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1355

Alan Hollinghurst

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1355

Ben Jeffrey Peter Summerskill, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1360

Ben Jeffrey Peter Summerskill

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1360

Sandi Toksvig, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1361

Sandi Toksvig

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1361

Sarah Waters, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1362

Sarah Waters

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1362

Jackie Kay, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1356

Jackie Kay

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1356

Chris Smith, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1359

Chris Smith

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1359

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt), by Mary McCartney - NPG P1357

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt)

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1357

Ian McKellen, by Mary McCartney - NPG P1358

Ian McKellen

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2008
NPG P1358

Twiggy, by Mary McCartney - NPG x133187


by Mary McCartney
bromide print, 1997
NPG x133187

Stella McCartney, by Mary McCartney - NPG x126205

Stella McCartney

by Mary McCartney
colour print, November 1998
NPG x126205

Tracey Emin as Frida Kahlo, by Mary McCartney - NPG x134339

Tracey Emin as Frida Kahlo

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2000
NPG x134339

Mary McCartney, by Mary McCartney - NPG x134338

Mary McCartney

by Mary McCartney
bromide print, 2003
NPG x134338

P.J. Harvey, by Mary McCartney - NPG x127390

P.J. Harvey

by Mary McCartney
bromide fibre print, April 2004
NPG x127390

Katharine Hamnett, by Mary McCartney - NPG x131940

Katharine Hamnett

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 13 July 2007
NPG x131940

Shirley Bassey, by Mary McCartney - NPG x133093

Shirley Bassey

by Mary McCartney
bromide print, August 2009
NPG x133093

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Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood); Jake Chapman; Dinos Chapman

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, 2000
NPG x134340


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