Sir Paul McCartney's eldest daughter MARY is planning a new photography exhibition inspired by the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

The 35-year-old photographer, who recently ended her six-year marriage to British television producer ALISTAIR McDONALD, will visit New Orleans to research survivor stories, and is planning to donate proceeds from the show to the relief effort.

She says, "I'm at the stage now where I really should be thinking about my next exhibition.

"One of my friends suggested going to New Orleans and documenting how the region's jazz singers and musicians are getting over the tragedy.

"I like that idea and I'd love to help the survivors in any way that I can."