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Meet the 23-year-old black photographer making history with his Vogue cover photo.

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Name to Know:
Tyler Mitchell

  • 1st black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in its 126-yr history.
  • At 23, also tied for youngest.
  • Born in Atlanta, his love of photography was sparked by wheels of his first skateboard.
  • Didn’t do customary apprenticeship with established photographer, instead got his start doing music videos.
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“There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter.”

Beyoncé to Vogue (September 2018 issue) who hand-picked Tyler Mitchell to photograph her.
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Mitchell photographed Beyoncé outside London at a dilapidated English country house. Queen Bey did not grant an interview to Vogue & instead wrote an essay about her experience having an emergency C-section for twins Rumi & Sir. Read on here.

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