Beyonce Hired First Black Photographer for Vogue Shoot

July 31, 2018
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Beyoncé has changed the game over at Vogue magazine. According to VIBE via The Huffington Post, Bey was reportedly given “unprecedented control” over the September issue of the magazine per a contractual obligation. As a result, she has hired 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, who is the first black photographer to shoot a cover for Vogue in its 126-year history. 

Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Winter, has had complete control over each issue of the magazine, down to selecting the outfits worn by celebs on the cover. However, Complex reports that the September cover is likely to be Wintour’s last issue, according to sources close to her. An insider told HuffPost why Beyoncé chose Mitchell to shoot her for the cover, saying, “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.” 

Mitchell has previously shot campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Ray-Ban, Nike, Converse, Mercedes Benz and a host of others.

TSR Staff: Kyle Anfernee @Kyle.Anfernee ____________________________________ Beyoncé better do it for the culture #Roommates! Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour must trust Queen Bey because she’s letting her have full control over the cover of the upcoming September issue, according to Huff Post. ___________________________________ Sources told the site that Beyonce brought in the first black photographer to shoot the cover, which is groundbreaking since it will be the first in Vogue’s 126-year history. ___________________________________ Beyoncé chose Tyler Mitchell, 23, to shoot the iconic cover. He has already shot for Marc Jacobs and Givenchy and told The New York Times in December, “I depict black people and people of color in a really real and pure way.” ___________________________________ “The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used—Read More At TheShadeRoom.com

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