Tyler Mitchell, 23-year-old, First African-American in 126-years to Photograph Vogue Cover Image

Tyler Mitchell, 23-year-old, is reportedly the first African-American to photograph Vogue Magazine’s cover image.  

Beyoncé who will be featured as the cover girl for Vogue Magazine’s 2018 September issue reportedly requested that her cover photo be taken by Tyler Mitchell. Vogue, the nation's premier fashion magazine has been around for 126 years. Mitchell told the New York Times that he "depict[s] black people and people of color in a really real and pure way." He brings, he said, "an honest gaze to my photos."

Tyler Mitchell, who previously worked with Bey is from Atlanta. He graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2017. He holds a B.F.A. in film and television. Mitchell has an impressive resume. In 2015, he self-published a book of photos which captured Cuban skate culture and architecture, which he did as part of a documentary photography program in Havana. His work was picked up by magazines like i-D. Mitchell has photographed Spike Lee for the cover of Office and actress Zazie Beetz for Vogue’s May 2018 issue. He worked on the photos and video for Teen Vogue’s March for Our Lives feature; and captured Solange’s performance-art piece at the Hammer Museum, among other projects. He had worked with Lil Uzi Vert, shooting the cover of Fader and worked with brands like American Eagle, Converse, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs.

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