‘Can we Have a Moment? Three Decades of Photographs in Britain’ features over thirty works by Mary McCartney, taken by McCartney on her mother’s camera, and spanning from the beginning of her career to today. As a selection of portraits, still-lifes and landscapes, the exhibition provides a rare insight into McCartney's perception of the world, weaving together an intimate portrayal of the places, people, and objects that hold significance for the artist. McCartney has captured spontaneous slices of life in Britain that seem to leap off the walls and form an intricate narrative that expands beyond the single frozen frame in which the photo was taken.
From unguarded portraits and sweeping images of nature to brief glimpses behind-the-scenes of the worlds of artists, actors, and dancers, the exhibition serves as a reminder to engage with the present moment. ‘Can We Have A Moment? Three Decades of Photographs in Britain’ forms part of Sotheby’s ‘(Women)Artists’ campaign. It is open to the public from 9 March – 2 April at Sotheby’s St George Street Gallery and is accessible online 9 March – 9 June.