Last week, we learned that Beyoncé will be on the cover of the September issue of Vogue. But, wait, there’s more. We recently found out that she will not only be on the cover, but will have full creative control over her shoot. And the first thing sis did is hire young Black photographer Tyler Mitchell, a 23-year-old photographer from Atlanta. Talk about boss moves!
This is MAJOR, because Vogue has never had a Black photographer shoot a cover in its history. In 126 years, to be exact. So, the internet is going APES**T! It’s also rumored to be Anna Wintour’s last issue after holding the editor-in-chief title for the past 30 years.
Tyler has shot campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and recently the Teen Vogue gun reform cover with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors. But this will be his first time shooting the Queen. “I depict Black people and people of color in a really real and pure way,” he said in his New York Times article. So we are excited to see the magic they created on this shoot.
According to the Huffington Post, Queen Bey used her influence to get him that assignment. Sis is making sure to put her people on, and we love it.
Stay tuned as we uncover more about the epic cover shoot.
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