September’s ‘Vogue’ Cover Will Be The First Ever Shot By a Black Photographer Because of Beyoncé
Is there anything Beyoncé can’t do? Recently the megastar racked up several MTV Awards nominations and fresh off her newest album with husband Jay-z Beyoncé is set to have another massively successful year.
The latest news surrounding Queen Bee centres around her latest appearance on the cover of Vogue Magazine. While Bey has appeared on the cover several times before, this time around she’s making changes that have a bigger significance than just fashion.
The Huffington Post is reporting that Vogue is “contractually obligated to give Beyoncé full control over the cover” as well as the content inside the magazine (move over Anna the Queen is working). Beyoncé has taken this opportunity to make some history as she has decided to hire Tyler Mitchell, a 23-year old New York-based photographer who will become the first black photographer to shoot an American Vogue cover since it’s founding in 1892. You read that right, no black photographer has taken a cover shot for Vogue since 1892 – honestly wtf.
In 2018, you wonder how something like that is even possible? While merit should always be taken into consideration it seems like a massive oversight by the magazine who has definitely capitalized off the “coolness” of black celebrities has yet to hire one to capture the essence of these celebs. Leave it to Beyoncé to make changes and bring notice – thank you.