Beyoncé is no stranger to uplifting other black creatives, just look at her Homecoming Scholarship Programme for HBCUs which has announced its first 8 recipients. So when Beyoncé was given creative control over US Vogue magazine's famed September issue, for which she will be the cover star, The Good Queen Bey once again showed her commitment to empowering black creatives.
The news of Beyoncé literally changing the face of a publication like Vogue has me really celebrating the ones who use their power and influence to uplift others and make spaces more inclusive. I’ve witnessed *so many* have that ability and not— or actively do opposite.— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) July 31, 2018
She chose Tyler Mitchell, a 23 year old who will be the first black photographer to shoot a cover in Vogue's 126 year history. He's no novice. The Brooklyn-based picture prodigy graduated from New York's Tisch School of the Arts, and has worked with designers including Marc Jacobs and Givenchy. His work has also been in publications like US Vogue, i-D, teen Vogue, and others. Solange also tapped him back in April for her performance piece at UCLA.
Beyoncé has full control over Vogue's September issue cover and she's hired Tyler Mitchell, a 23-year-old black photographer. This is the FIRST time in its 126-year-history that a black photographer will shoot its cover. pic.twitter.com/tUsdcUTS7X— On The Run II (@OTRIITourInfo) July 30, 2018
And if that's not enough, check out his work. Mitchell has a reputation for stunning pictures, and many black men and women are the subject of his work.
Incredible. We can't wait to see how he shoots Beyoncé for the Vogue cover!
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