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Meet Tyler Mitchell, the 23-Year-Old Who Will Be the First Black Photographer to Shoot a ‘Vogue’ Cover—Thanks to …

This story from news.artnet.com lays out a revealing first in industry and shows how diversity continues to permeate the creative space.  At R O A M, we absolutely love what’s happening at Vogue and applaud their courage in changing the way they do business.

The artist currently has work on view at the Aperture Foundation in New York. Sarah Cascone, July 31, 2018 For the first time in Vogue magazine’s 126-year history, an African American photographer will shoot its cover, and we have none other than Beyoncé to thank. At the singer’s behest, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell has been hired to photograph her for the fashion publication’s esteemed September issue, traditionally its biggest and most anticipated volume of the year. (It was even the subject of a documentary film back in 2009.) Beyoncé, a dedicated champion of black artists, reportedly agreed to grace the cover of Vogue if and only if she was given full creative control of her photo shoot, even to the point of writing the captions for the images herself. True to form, she has not agreed to be interviewed for the occasion. The move represents a major departure from how things are usually done by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, a famously controlling figure who is said to run her magazine with an iron fist. Meet Tyler Mitchell, the 23-Year-Old Who Will Be the First Black Photographer to Shoot a ‘Vogue’ Cover—Thanks to …

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