tyler mitchell first black photographer to shoot vogue cover
By Erin White
August 6, 2018
Try not to die, ‘Yoncé and fashion lovers, Vogue’s September 2018 issue just dropped and it’s pretty freakin’ great. A collaborative effort between Beyoncé, who was given unprecedented creative control over the issue, and HBIC Anna Wintour, this marks the magazine’s first time featuring a black photographer on the cover —ever— in Vogue’s 168-year history. Celebrated visual artist Gordon Parks, was the first Black photographer featured inside the fashion bible so many years ago, and now 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, is not only amongst the youngest photographers ever to showcase inside Vogue, but he’s the first artist to look like him to shoot a cover.
Such a special accomplishment for the Marietta, GA.-raised artist, cannot wait to cop my issue!
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