Photo of Tyler Mitchell taken by Tyler Mitchell
Beyoncé-Approved, UGFTV Alumnus Tyler Mitchell (BFA ‘17), Is The First Black Photographer To Shoot A Vogue Cover
The “Lemonade” singer recruited the 23-year-old artist to shoot her September issue appearance.
Tyler Mitchell, a 23-year-old artist from Atlanta, will be the first black photographer to shoot a cover for Vogue in the magazine’s 126-year history.
Beyoncé chose Mitchell to photograph her upcoming September issue cover, Yashar Ali reported for HuffPost on Monday. She obtained full control over the cover from Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, a source told HuffPost.
“The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment,” the source said.
Mitchell, a New York University graduate, quickly became a recognized name in the art world through his work in Cuba and his featured work on Instagram. His more than 40,000 Instagram followers include celebrities like Rose McGowan and Naomi Campbell.