'Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm' to open at Knowledge Capital Event Lab, Osaka

Black and white self-portrait photograph of Paul McCartney in London taken in the early sixties
18 June 2024

Knowledge Capital announces ⁠Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm
⁠⁠⁠⁠On view 12th October – 5th January 2025
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The exhibition Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm will be held in Osaka, Japan this year, running from 12th October to 5th January 2025 at Knowledge Capital Event Lab.

"Every picture brings back memories for me. I can try and place where they were and what we were doing to either side of the picture. Pictures of us with the the photographers, they bring back a memory like being in New York for the first time and being taken down to Central Park, and the New York hard-bitten cameramen shouting out, ‘Hey Beatle, hey Beatle.’ We’d look at them and they’d take the picture. ‘One more for the West Coast.’ I remember all of those stories" - Paul McCartney

Comprised of recently rediscovered photographs from Paul McCartney’s personal archive, more than 250 pictures invite visitors to intimately experience The Beatles’ meteoric rise from British sensation to international stardom. At a time when so many camera lenses were turned toward them, McCartney’s perspective from the inside out brings fresh insight into the band, their experiences, the fans, and the Beatlemania phenomenon. Through these photographs, along with video clips and archival material, visitors can witness the dawn of the “British Invasion” that fundamentally transformed rock and roll music and American society. 

Captured by Paul during a pivotal three-month period for The Beatles in late 1963 and early 1964, the photographs evoke an affectionate family album, picturing his fellow band members, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, at a time when their lives were changing irrevocably. The exhibition gives visitors a highly personal glimpse into an extraordinary time with one of music’s enduring legends.

This exhibition has been curated by Sir Paul McCartney with Sarah Brown on behalf of MPL Communications Limited and Rosie Broadley for the National Portrait Gallery, London, and presented by Knowledge Capital.